A Scoping Literature Review of Collaboration between Primary Care and Public Health
A Report to the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation
Ruth Martin-Misener & Ruta Valaitis
April 21, 2009
Available online at: http://fhs.mcmaster.ca/nursing/docs/MartinMisener-Valaitis-Review.pdf
“….The purpose of this scoping review was to determine what is known from existing primary studies, literature reviews and descriptive accounts about:
• structures and processes required to build successful collaborations between Primary Care and Public Health
• outcomes of collaborations between Primary Care and Public Health
• markers of successful collaboration between Primary Care and Public Health…”
Definition of Terms
1 Overall Search Strategy
2 Electronic Databases
3 Website Search.
4 Hand-Searching of Key Journals.
5 Key Informants
6 Check of Reference Lists of Literature Reviews on PH and PC Collaboration
7 Inclusion / Exclusion Criteria and Review Process
1 Search Strategy Results
2 Overall Description of Relevant Papers.
3 Research Methods and Theories Used
4 Types of Collaboration
5 Precipitators of Collaboration
6 Key Health Issues Being Addressed.
7 Activities Carried Out in Collaborations
8 Barriers and Facilitators to Collaboration between PH & PC
9 Markers of Successful Collaboration between PH & PC
10 Outcomes of Successful Collaboration between PH & PC
11 Negative Outcomes of
12 Risks of Collaboration.
13 Other Outcomes of Collaboration
Appendix A: Website Hand Search
Appendix B: Extraction Form
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