CareTrack Kids - Part 1. Assessing the appropriateness of healthcare delivered to Australian children: Study protocol for clinical indicator development

Wiles, Louise K., Hooper, Tamara D., Hibbert, Peter D., White, Les, Mealing, Nicole, Jaffe, Adam, Cowell, Christopher T., Harris, Mark F., Runciman, William B., Goldstein, Stan, Hallahan, Andrew R., Wakefield, John G., Murphy, Elisabeth, Lau, Annie, Wheaton, Gavin, Williams, Helena M., Hughes, Clifford and Braithwaite, Jeffrey (2015) CareTrack Kids - Part 1. Assessing the appropriateness of healthcare delivered to Australian children: Study protocol for clinical indicator development. BMJ Open, 5 4: . doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007748


Author Wiles, Louise K.
Hooper, Tamara D.
Hibbert, Peter D.
White, Les
Mealing, Nicole
Jaffe, Adam
Cowell, Christopher T.
Harris, Mark F.
Runciman, William B.
Goldstein, Stan
Hallahan, Andrew R.
Wakefield, John G.
Murphy, Elisabeth
Lau, Annie
Wheaton, Gavin
Williams, Helena M.
Hughes, Clifford
Braithwaite, Jeffrey
Title CareTrack Kids - Part 1. Assessing the appropriateness of healthcare delivered to Australian children: Study protocol for clinical indicator development
Journal name BMJ Open   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2044-6055
Publication date 2015-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007748
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 5
Issue 4
Total pages 9
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Introduction 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.

Methods and analysis 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.

Ethics and dissemination 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.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Non HERDC
School of Medicine Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 1 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 2 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Sat, 30 Apr 2016, 05:00:14 EST by System User on behalf of Learning and Research Services (UQ Library)