Physical Therapy Workforce Data
Significant gaps exist in data on the overall health care workforce. Information about the physical therapist and physical therapist assistant workforce allows goal setting, planning, and prioritizing in education, training, and practice. Improved data can also ensure that policy matches the needs of the nation or jurisdiction.
CROSS-PROFESSION MINIMUM DATA SET (CPMDS)
Access to vital healthcare services is dependent upon a sufficient healthcare workforce. FSBPT supports the development of the CPMDS, a set of core questions for collecting data elements widely considered the “minimum necessary” for health workforce planning. The intent of the CPMDS is to serve as a framework for standardizing data collection across various health professions for the purpose of supporting within and between profession comparisons and analyses. For more information, click here.