Effective communication of public health guidance to emergency department clinicians in the setting of emerging incidents: a qualitative study and framework

BMC Health Services Research
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Research article
Effective communication of public health guidance to emergency department clinicians in the setting of emerging incidents: a qualitative study and framework
Evidence to inform communication between emergency department clinicians and public health agencies is limited. In the context of diverse, emerging public health incidents, communication is urgent, as emergency department clinicians must implement recommendations to protect themselves and the public. The objectives of this study were to: explore current practices, barriers and facilitators at the local level for communicating public health guidance to emergency department clinicians in emerging public health incidents; and develop a framework that promotes effective communication of public health guidance to clinicians during emerging incidents.
Yasmin Khan, Sarah Sanford, Doug Sider, Kieran Moore, Gary Garber, Eileen de Villa and Brian Schwartz
BMC Health Services Research 2017 17:312
Published on: 28 April 2017