Blair, M, Rigby, M, Menon, A, Mahgerefteh, M, Kuhne, G and Deshpande, S (2019) The Limited Inclusion of Children in Health and Health-related Policy. In: Issues and Opportunities in Primary Health Care for Children in Europe. Emerald. ISBN 978-1-78973-351-8

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Whilst nations have overall responsibility for policies to protect and serve their populations, in many countries, health policy and policies for children are delegated to regions or other local administrations, which make it a challenging subject to explore at a national level. We sought to establish which countries had specific strategies for child and adolescent health care, and whether primary care, social care and the school–healthcare interface was described and planned for, within any policies that exist. In addition, we established the extent to which a child health strategy and meaningful reference to children’s records and care delivery exist in an e-health context. Of concern in the Models of Child Health Appraised (MOCHA) context is that 40% of European Union and European Economic Area countries had reported no health strategy for children, and more than a half had no reference to supporting delivery of children’s health in their e-health strategy.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: health policy; children; adolescent; child primary care; E-health; strategy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Science and Public Policy
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 14:47
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 13:29

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