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dc.contributor.authorJessup, Melanieen_US
dc.contributor.authorWallis, Marianneen_US
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Justinen_US
dc.contributor.authorCrilly, Juliaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLind, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorMiller, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Gerarden_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose - This paper aims to show that identification of expectations and software functional requirements via consultation with potential users is an integral component of the development of an emergency department patient admissions prediction tool. Design/methodology/approach - Thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews with 14 key health staff delivered rich data regarding existing practice and future needs. Participants included emergency department staff, bed managers, nurse unit managers, directors of nursing, and personnel from health administration. Findings - Participants contributed contextual insights on the current system of admissions, revealing a culture of crisis, imbued with misplayed communication. Their expectations and requirements of a potential predictive tool provided strategic data that moderated the development of the Emergency Department Patient Admissions Prediction Tool, based on their insistence that it feature availability, reliability and relevance. In order to deliver these stipulations, participants stressed that it should be incorporated, validated, defined and timely. Research limitations/implications - Participants were envisaging a concept and use of a tool that was somewhat hypothetical. However, further research will evaluate the tool in practice. Practical implications - Participants' unsolicited recommendations regarding implementation will not only inform a subsequent phase of the tool evaluation, but are eminently applicable to any process of implementation in a healthcare setting. Originality/value - The consultative process engaged clinicians and the paper delivers an insider view of an overburdened system, rather than an outsider's observations.en_US
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Health Organization and Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.titleImplementing an emergency department patient admission predictive tool: Insights from practiceen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Nursing and Midwiferyen_US
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