Strategies for communicating patient health information between emergency and primary care settings: a scoping review protocol

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Abstract

Review question:

The objective of this scoping review is to explore strategies being used to communicate patient information between emergency and primary care settings. This information will be used as a first step to develop an intervention to improve information exchange and communication between emergency and primary care providers.

Review question:

Specifically the review questions are:

Review question:

i) What tools and strategies are being used to support the communication and exchange of patient information between emergency and primary care settings?

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ii) What models/frameworks are being used to guide the development of these strategies and tools?

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iii) What are the identified barriers to exchanging patient information between emergency and primary care settings?

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iv) What are the outcomes measures reported in these studies?

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