Achieving universal health coverage for people with stroke in South Africa: protocol for a scoping review

van Niekerk, Sjan-Mari, Inglis-Jassiem, Gakeemah, Kamalakannan, Sureshkumar, Fernandes, Silke, Webster, Jayne, English, Rene, Smythe, Tracey and Louw, QA (2021) Achieving universal health coverage for people with stroke in South Africa: protocol for a scoping review. BMJ Open, 10 (10). e041221. ISSN 2044-6055

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Introduction: Stroke is the second most common cause of death after HIV/AIDS and a significant health burden in South Africa. The extent to which universal health coverage (UHC) is achieved for people with stroke in South Africa is unknown. Therefore, a scoping review to explore the opportunities and challenges within the South African health system to facilitate the achievement of UHC for people with stroke is warranted.

Methods and analysis: The scoping review will follow the approach recommended by Levac, Colquhoun and O’Brien, which includes five steps: (1) identifying the research question, (2) identifying relevant studies, (3) selecting the studies, (4) charting the data, and (5) collating, summarising and reporting the results. Health Systems Dynamics Framework and WHO Framework on integrated people-centred health services will be used to map, synthesise and analyse data thematically.

Ethics and dissemination: Ethical approval is not required for this scoping review, as it will only include published and publicly available data. The findings of this review will be published in an open-access, peer-reviewed journal and we will develop an accessible summary of the results for website posting and stakeholder meetings.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This research was commissioned by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Health Policy and Systems Research Development Award using UK aid from the UK government. Grant number NIHR130180.
Subjects: A300 Clinical Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2022 10:52
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2022 11:00

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