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Table 2 Site profiles

From: The integration of occupational therapy into primary care: a multiple case study design

  Case 1 Case 2 Case 3 Case 4
Urban/rural Rural Urban Rural Urban
Academic/community Community Community Community Academic
OT FTE* 2 x 0.5 1.0 1.0 2 x 1.0
OT clinical experience > 15 years < 5 years < 5 years > 20 years
Paediatrics General Rehab General Rehab Chronic Pain
Older adults    General Rehab
Rostered patients 46 000 7 200 26 468 28 000
Number of sites 22 4 4 2
OT onsite with physicians No No No Yes
EMR used across sites Yes No (3 of 4) No Yes
OT access to EMR Yes Yes (3 of 4) No Yes
EMR Use Referrals, charting, informal communication (messaging) Referrals, charting, informal communication (messaging) No access at time of study Referrals, charting, informal communication (messaging)
Patient charting EMR EMR Paper Files EMR
Referral process to OT Referrals through EMR and administered through central office. Referrals received directly by OT through the EMR. Referrals received to central administration by fax. Referrals received directly by OT through the EMR.
Referrals to OT Referrals made by physician. Other health providers may refer to occupational therapy; with physician notification through EMR. Referrals can be made by any team member or patient self-referral. Referrals made by physician. Other health providers may refer to occupational therapy, with physician notification. Referrals can be made by any team member or patient self-referral.
  1. *Full-time equivalency.