Repositório Digital

A- A A+

Indicators and measurement tools for health system integration : a knowledge synthesis protocol

.

Indicators and measurement tools for health system integration : a knowledge synthesis protocol

Mostrar registro completo

Estatísticas

Título Indicators and measurement tools for health system integration : a knowledge synthesis protocol
Autor Oelke, Nelly Donszelmann
Suter, Esther
Lima, Maria Alice Dias da Silva
Vliet-Brown, Cheryl Van
Abstract Background: Health system integration is a key component of health system reform with the goal of improving outcomes for patients, providers, and the health system. Although health systems continue to strive for better integration, current delivery of health services continues to be fragmented. A key gap in the literature is the lack of information on what successful integration looks like and how to measure achievement towards an integrated system. This multi-site study protocol builds on a prior knowledge synthesis completed by two of the primary investigators which identified 10 key principles that collectively support health system integration. The aim is to answer two research questions: What are appropriate indicators for each of the 10 key integration principles developed in our previous knowledge synthesis and what measurement tools are used to measure these indicators? To enhance generalizability of the findings, a partnership between Canada and Brazil was created as health system integration is a priority in both countries and they share similar contexts. Methods/design: This knowledge synthesis will follow an iterative scoping review process with emerging information from knowledge-user engagement leading to the refinement of research questions and study selection. This paper describes the methods for each phase of the study. Research questions were developed with stakeholder input. Indicator identification and prioritization will utilize a modified Delphi method and patient/user focus groups. Based on priority indicators, a search of the literature will be completed and studies screened for inclusion. Quality appraisal of relevant studies will be completed prior to data extraction. Results will be used to develop recommendations and key messages to be presented through integrated and end-of-grant knowledge translation strategies with researchers and knowledge-users from the three jurisdictions. Discussion: This project will directly benefit policy and decision-makers by providing an easy accessible set of indicators and tools to measure health system integration across different contexts and cultures. Being able to evaluate the success of integration strategies and initiatives will lead to better health system design and improved health outcomes for patients.
Contido em Systematic reviews. London. Vol. 4 (Jul. 2015), 5p.
Assunto Grupos focais
Revisão
Sistemas de saúde
Técnica Delfos
[en] Delphi
[en] Focus groups
[en] Health systems
[en] Integration
[en] Knowledge synthesis
[en] Systematic review
Origem Estrangeiro
Tipo Artigo de periódico
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10183/131416
Arquivos Descrição Formato
000981464.pdf (415.3Kb) Texto completo (inglês) Adobe PDF Visualizar/abrir

Este item está licenciado na Creative Commons License

Este item aparece na(s) seguinte(s) coleção(ões)


Mostrar registro completo

Percorrer



  • O autor é titular dos direitos autorais dos documentos disponíveis neste repositório e é vedada, nos termos da lei, a comercialização de qualquer espécie sem sua autorização prévia.
    Projeto gráfico elaborado pelo Caixola - Clube de Criação Fabico/UFRGS Powered by DSpace software, Version 1.8.1.