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Title: Safety netting in healthcare settings: what it means, and for whom?
Authors: Roland, Damian
Jones, C.
Neill, S.
Thompson, M.
Lakhanpaul, M.
First Published: 28-Oct-2013
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Citation: Archives of disease in childhood. Education and practice edition , 2014, 99 (2), pp. 48-53
Abstract: Everyday thousands of children are presented to health care practitioners by concerned parents with the vast majority being simple self-limiting illness. However serious bacterial illness, chronic inflammatory conditions and mental health problems are repeatedly missed with significant morbidity, mortality, financial and social implications. A conceptual framework detailing the mechanism of effective Safety Netting has yet to be described however and there is increasing evidence parents want guidance on when to seek medical advice (a key part of safety netting) prior to initial consultation. This article explores current understanding of safety netting in relation to child health and argues there is a need to develop a more standardised approach.
DOI Link: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-303056
ISSN: 1743-0585
eISSN: 1743-0593
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, BMJ Publishing Group Ltd and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy, available at
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