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Table 1 The type of activities undertaken by common allied health (AH) disciplines

From: An evidence-based framework to measure quality of allied health care

  Therapy (treatment) Assessment Diagnosis Counseling Education Manufacture/prescription Organization
Audiology   Peripheral Core   Peripheral Peripheral  
Dietetics and nutrition Core Peripheral   Peripheral Peripheral   Peripheral
Occupational therapy Core Peripheral   Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral
Orthoptics Peripheral Peripheral Core Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral  
Orthotics and prosthetics Peripheral Core    Peripheral Core Peripheral
Physiotherapy Core Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral
Podiatry Core Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral  
Psychology Core Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral    
Radiography   Core      
Speech pathology Core Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral Peripheral   
Social work   Peripheral   Core Peripheral   Core
  1. Bold: Disciplines primarily undertaking therapy (treatment) which are the focus of this review; Core: Core activity/ies of the discipline; Peripheral: Peripheral tasks.