Collection of allied health data

The lack of allied health data in Australia is a significant concern. There is currently no consistent allied health data collection, severely limiting the effectiveness of workforce planning and investment by governments and other stakeholders to meet the service needs of Australians.

AHPA strongly supports work to improve allied health data collection, including comprehensive workforce data, and data on usage and outcomes of services. A more complete picture of the allied health workforce and its contribution to care systems will help support policy development and planning.