Deficiencies in healthcare during transfers have been expressed both by patients and their relatives and it is an issue that is also being pursued by various patient organisations. In addition, healthcare professionals are calling for improved practices to promote the well-being and medical outcomes of people with long-term conditions during vulnerable periods of life.
The goal is to generate new knowledge about aspects of care during transitions within health care. This is carried out by studying, developing and evaluating the effects of both new and existing care models in order to be able to improve care during transitions between different care providers.
Furthermore, the aim is to map out the consequences for the patients in terms of e.g. medical outcomes and psychosocial aspects of deficiencies in the transition from pediatric to adult healthcare. Initially, the research group's starting point is the target group of young people with long-term conditions.
The research is conducted within the following themes:
- Care for various changes in life phases, health conditions or social roles
- Care during transfer between different care providers
- The impact of healthcare models on transitions in care
- Consequences and reasons for interruptions in the follow-up
The research team's expertise
- qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods
- randomized controlled trials
- development and evaluation of complex interventions
- cross-sectional studies and longitudinal studies
- process evaluation
- health economic studies
- implementation research
- epidemiological registry studies
The group collaborates with several research groups and hospitals in Sweden, Belgium and South Africa within the framework of the ongoing research projects.