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An Ontario-wide study to identify best strategies to promote uptake of high quality, expert developed Clinical Pathways (CPs) within Emergency Departments.
The study team will work with 16 Community EDs across Ontario to i) tailor an implementation strategy that works for each ED, ii) assist with the implementation of one pediatric emergency CP (Asthma or Gastroenteritis) at each site, and iii) evaluate the impact on health professionals, patient outcomes and economic costs.
View the study protocol in Implementation Science
Clinical Pathways (CPs) provide “best evidence point of care management” and have potential to promote:
Improved patient care while decreasing costs
Readily accessible evidence-based management plans
Patient safety and efficiency of care processes through standardized care that can be anticipated by the health team
Anyone involved in the care of pediatric asthma or gastroenteritis at the 16 ED sites. Each site will will have two site champions: an ED nurse/educator and an ED physician.
The 3.5 year long study will take place in different phases:
Preparation: Qualitative interviews with site administrators, strategy development
Implementation: We will work with your team to implement the CP within 9 months
Post-Implementation: Qualitative interviews with site administrators
Data Collection: 9-month pre/post chart audits of patients with asthma or GE, and economic analysis