Factors that influence family and parental preferences and decision making for unscheduled paediatric healthcare: a systematic review protocol

Title: Factors that influence family and parental preferences and decision making for unscheduled paediatric healthcare: a systematic review protocol
Authors: Nicholson, EmmaMcDonnell, ThérèseHamza, MoayedBarrett, MichaelBury, GerardDe Brún, AoifeGalligan, MarieKiernan, Fiona M.McAuliffe, Eilishet al.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/11773
Date: 30-Sep-2019
Online since: 2020-12-01T17:00:10Z
Abstract: There is a plethora of factors that dictate where parents and families choose to seek unscheduled healthcare for their child; and the complexity of these decisions can present a challenge for policy makers and healthcare planners as these behaviours can have a significant impact on resources in the health system. The systematic review will seek to identify the factors that influence parents' and families' preferences and decision making when seeking unscheduled paediatric healthcare.  Five databases will be searched for published studies (CINAHL, PubMed, SCOPUS, PsycInfo, EconLit) and grey literature will also be searched. Inclusion and exclusion criteria will be applied and articles assessed for quality. A narrative approach will be used to synthesise the evidence that emerges from the review. By collating the factors that influence decision-making and attendance at these services, the review can inform future health policies and strategies seeking to expand primary care to support the provision of accessible and responsive care. The systematic review will also inform the design of a discrete choice experiment (DCE) which will seek to determine parental and family preferences for unscheduled paediatric healthcare. Policies such as Sláintecare that seek to expand primary care and reduce hospital admissions from emergency departments need to be cognisant of the nuanced and complex factors that govern patients' behaviour.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Health Research Board
Journal: HRB Open Research
Volume: 2
Issue: 11
Copyright (published version): 2019 the Authors
Keywords: Paediatric healthcareGeneral practiceOut of hoursEmergency departmentDecision-making
DOI: 10.12688/hrbopenres.12897.2
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
This item is made available under a Creative Commons License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
Appears in Collections:Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems Research Collection
Geary Institute Research Collection
Medicine Research Collection

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