A Pacific needs analysis model: a proposed methodology for assessing the needs of facility-based emergency care in the Pacific region.
Georgina Phillips, Kathryn Bowman, Trina Sale, Gerard O'Reilly
BMC Health Services Research | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Emergency care (EC) describes team-based, multidisciplinary clinical service provision, advocacy and health systems strengthening to address all urgent aspects of illness and injury for all people. In order to improve facility-based EC delivery, a structured framework is necessary to outline current capacity and future needs. This paper draws on examples of EC Needs Assessments performed at the national hospitals of three different Pacific Island Countries (PICs), to describe the development, implementation and validation of a structured assessment tool and methodological approach to conducting an EC Needs Assessment in the Pacific region. METHODS: This is a retrospective, descri..View full abstract