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Type: Journal article
Title: CareTrack Kids - part 1. Assessing the appropriateness of healthcare delivered to Australian children: study protocol for clinical indicator development
Author: Wiles, L.
Hooper, T.
Hibbert, P.
White, L.
Mealing, N.
Jaffe, A.
Cowell, C.
Harris, M.
Runciman, W.
Goldstein, S.
Hallahan, A.
Wakefield, J.
Murphy, E.
Lau, A.
Wheaton, G.
Williams, H.
Hughes, C.
Braithwaite, J.
Citation: BMJ Open, 2015; 5(4):e007748-1-e007748-7
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 2044-6055
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Louise K Wiles, Tamara D Hooper, Peter D Hibbert, Les White, Nicole Mealing, Adam Jaffe, Christopher T Cowell, Mark F Harris, William B Runciman, Stan Goldstein, Andrew R Hallahan, John G Wakefield, Elisabeth Murphy, Annie Lau, Gavin Wheaton, Helena M Williams, Clifford Hughes, Jeffrey Braithwaite
Abstract: Despite the widespread availability of clinical guidelines, considerable gaps remain between the care that is recommended (appropriate care) and the care provided. This protocol describes a research methodology to develop clinical indicators for appropriate care for common paediatric conditions.We will identify conditions amenable to population-level appropriateness of care research and develop clinical indicators for each condition. Candidate conditions have been identified from published research; burden of disease, prevalence and frequency of presentation data; and quality of care priority lists. Clinical indicators will be developed through searches of national and international guidelines, and formatted with explicit criteria for inclusion, exclusion, time frame and setting. Experts will review the indicators using a wiki-based approach and modified Delphi process. A formative evaluation of the wiki process will be undertaken.Human Research Ethics Committee approvals have been received from Sydney Children's Hospital Network, Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, and the Women's and Children's Health Network (South Australia). Applications are under review with Macquarie University and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. We will submit the results of the study to relevant journals and offer national and international presentations.
Keywords: Humans
Description: Published 8 April 2015
Rights: This is an Open Access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited and the use is non-commercial. See:
RMID: 0030026438
DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007748
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