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Intervention

Organisational Intervention: Changes in scope and nature of benefits and services

Definition

For example, additional treatments being made available to the patient.

Effectiveness

One high quality review (Khangura) was identified. This review had insufficient evidence to draw any conclusions about the effectiveness this intervention on prescribing outcomes.

Summary of Overall Findings from Reviews

2 reviews that examined the effectiveness of changes in scope and nature of benefits and services were identified and one was assessed as being of high quality.

Summary of Findings Related to Prescribing

No high quality or key reviews with a sufficient number of studies to draw conclusions about prescribing outcomes were identified.

Reviews listed as "Summary Pending" will be analyzed, summarized and reported at a later date.

The findings will then be incorporated in the overall evidence summaries of the interventions they address.

Reviews Addressing This Intervention Quality Assessment Tool:
AMSTAR Score (of 11 points)
Khangura JK, Flodgren G, Perera R, Rowe BH, Shepperd S. Primary care professionals providing non-urgent care in hospital emergency departments. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012 11:CD002097. 9 (High)
Ioannidis JP, Lau J. Evidence on interventions to reduce medical errors: an overview and recommendations for future research. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2001 16 (5):325-34. 4 (Medium)
Paudyal V, Watson MC, Sach T, Porteous T, Bond CM, Wright DJ, Cleland J, Barton G, Holland R. Are pharmacy-based minor ailment schemes a substitute for other service providers? A systematic review. British Journal of General Practice 2013 63 (612):e481. Summary Pending