Health Human Resources Databases Development Project: The Development of a National Occupational Therapist Database
Effective management of health human resources requires access to accurate, comparable, and timely data. Currently there is very little standardized national data on health professionals except for physicians and the regulated nursing professions. To continue fulfilling its mandate and increase availability of standardized value added information for health human resources, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) is developing five new national supply-based databases for the following professions: Occupational Therapists, Pharmacists, Physiotherapists, Medical Laboratory Technologists, and Medical Radiation Technologists.
The Occupational Therapist Database is the first of the five databases to be developed and will provide a new source of timely, quality information for the profession of occupational therapy in Canada. The benefits for the profession include an improved information base, increased exposure, an annual report focusing on the profession, and the enhanced ability to inform policy-makers, researchers and the general public on the profession of occupational therapy.
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Click here to review the Canadian Institute for Health Information report “Workforce Trends of Occupational Therapists in Canada, 2006" that is based on the database information.
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