Quality indicators for transition from paediatric to adult care for adolescents with chronic physical and mental illness: protocol for a systematic review

Title

Quality indicators for transition from paediatric to adult care for adolescents with chronic physical and mental illness: protocol for a systematic review

Creator

Bailey K; Lee S; de Los Reyes T; Lo L; Gorter JW; Toulany A

Publisher

BMJ open

Date

2021

Subject

quality indicators; Transition to adult care; paediatrics; quality in health care; health services administration & management

Description

INTRODUCTION: Transition from paediatric to adult care is a complex process, which poses significant challenges for adolescents with chronic physical and mental illnesses. For many, transfer to adult care is associated with poor health and psychosocial outcomes. Quality indicators to evaluate transition to adult care are needed to benchmark and compare performance across conditions and health systems. This systematic review aims to identify quality indicators for successful transition to adult care which can be applied across chronic physical and/or mental illnesses. METHODS: Published literature will be searched using MEDLINE, Embase and CINHAL from earliest available date to July 2021. Grey literature will be searched using the Grey Matters tool. Using a set of inclusion/exclusion criteria, two independent reviewers will screen titles and abstracts, followed by full-text review. Disagreements will be resolved by a third reviewer. Study selection and data extraction will follow the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses Protocols. Study appraisal will be completed using the Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation for Quality Indicators instrument. Extracted quality indicators will be categorised into a conceptual framework. ETHICS AND DISSEMINATION: Results from this review will offer novel insights into quality indicators that may be used to measure and evaluate transition success across conditions, which will be disseminated via a Canadian transition collaborative, workshops and peer-reviewed publication. Extracted quality indicators will be further prioritised in a Delphi study with patients, caregivers and providers. This is a critical step in developing a core set of metrics to evaluate transitions to adult care. Ethics approval is not required as this review will identify and synthesise findings from published literature. PROSPERO REGISTRATION NUMBER: CRD42020198030.

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January 2022 List

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Citation

Bailey K; Lee S; de Los Reyes T; Lo L; Gorter JW; Toulany A, “Quality indicators for transition from paediatric to adult care for adolescents with chronic physical and mental illness: protocol for a systematic review,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 1, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17759.

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