Improving service coordination for children with complex needs

BISHOP, Christine, SMALL, Neil, PARSLOW, Roger and BOWLES, David (2015). Improving service coordination for children with complex needs. British Journal of Healthcare Management, 21 (10), 469-475.

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    Abstract

    Although recognised by policy incentives shaping children's services, research and service development for children with complex healthcare needs have received limited attention. Both health-care professionals and families of those children affected frequently report fragmented care and unmet needs in the literature. Not only is the wellbeing of the family and health of the child jeopardised, but also the lack of consistent service coordination between diagnosis, impairment, functional need or disability, directly contributes to a lack of data for the subgroup of children with complex healthcare needs. In this scoping review, key themes are identified, proposing priorities for innovation of future services. It is clear from the literature, longitudinal data analysis providing a more accessible platform for service evaluation and improvement, specialist training for key workers, and further research around definitions and classification systems, is lacking.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Psychology Research Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjhc.2015.21.10.469
    Page Range: 469-475
    Depositing User: Margaret Boot
    Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 15:03
    Last Modified: 08 Jul 2019 18:46
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13395

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