Allied Health Professionals are key healthcare team members in providing safe, quality patient care and appropriate levels of staffing are fundamental to delivering such care. But calculating what are appropriate staffing levels can be extremely difficult. Where do you start? What factors do you take into account? How do you know that you've succeeded? This groundbreaking book provides the solution. Written by two internationally respected and highly experienced AHPs, this book provides a clear and logical methodology for the calculation and determination of safe and effective staffing levels. The authors deliver their findings from extensive research into the existing knowledge-base and what is happening worldwide and present the evidence-base for their recommendations. The methodology includes practical tools and techniques which make essential reading for everyone with responsibility for staffing in healthcare. Although written from an AHP perspective, this book is an invaluable resource for all disciplines providing healthcare.