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How to do a scoping exercise: continuity of care

Ehrich, Kathryn, Freeman, George K., Richards, Sally C., Robinson, Ian C. and Shepperd, Sasha (2002) How to do a scoping exercise: continuity of care Research, Policy and Planning, 20, (1), pp. 25-29.

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The NHS Research and Development Service, Delivery and organisation Programme (SDO), is commissioning research that directly addresses the concerns of patients and professionals. Following a national ‘listening exercise’, continuity of care was identified as a priority area of research, and the National Co-ordinating Centre of the SDO Programme commissioned a ‘scoping exercise’ to define and limit the field of research on this subject. As this seems set to become a more common exercise, we explain how we interpreted the task of ‘scoping’, using some innovative methods. We raise some issues prevalent in many kinds of short-term research, and discuss some of the challenges and advantages of working in a multi-disciplinary team.

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Published date: 2002


Local EPrints ID: 33560
ISSN: 0264-519X
PURE UUID: bf6553e0-de4d-4a5a-ad81-0822732faa5a

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Date deposited: 19 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:52

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Author: Kathryn Ehrich
Author: George K. Freeman
Author: Sally C. Richards
Author: Ian C. Robinson
Author: Sasha Shepperd

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