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An application of the mini review to a complex methodological question: how best to research public health nursing and service quality?

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S Hanafin, S Cowley, P Griffiths

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)799 - 811
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Nursing Studies
Volume41
Issue number7
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StatePublished - Sep 2004

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Abstract

This paper describes a mini review which enabled the identification of a suitable methodology to undertake a study about quality in the public health nursing in the Republic of Ireland. Reviews of literature increasingly adopt the methods of systematic review. In general, these methods have been developed to answer clearly focussed clinical questions. In this paper, we adopt the key elements of systematic review, comprehensive identification of relevant material and selection based on objectively defined validity, to a different type of question, that of an appropriate methodology to examine quality in the public health nursing service. In doing so, we demonstrate that questions of clinical effectiveness are but one application for systematic review. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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