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Policymaker (social systems) article

The impact of social prescribing services on service users: A systematic review of the evidence



Findings
  • Supporting technical documents that are social systems-relevant
    Not usually available for this document type
  • Scientific Abstract
  • Scientific Abstract
Recency, quality and context of the findings
  • Last year literature searched
    2018
  • Year Published
    2020
  • Quality Rating
    7/10 (AMSTAR rating from McMaster Health Forum)
  • Countries in which studies (included in the synthesis) were conducted
    UK (England) (13); UK (Northern Ireland) (1); UK (Scotland) (1)
  • Global/regional focus
    WHO - European region<br />
  • Country focus
    UK (England) (13); UK (Northern Ireland) (1); UK (Scotland) (1)
  • Low - and middle-income country (LMIC) focus
Additional details about the research
  • Type of document
    Systematic review of effects
  • Type of question
    Effectiveness
  • Focus
    General
  • Target
    Not yet available
  • Domain
    Programs and services
    Community and social services
    Community services
    Infrastructure
    Social infrastructure
    Employment
    Unemployment
    Recreation
    Promotion of recreation
    Community/recreation programs
    Sustainable Development Goals
    1. No poverty
    3. Good health and well-being (partially covered)
    8. Decent work and economic growth
    9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
    17. Partnerships for the goals
  • Social system topic(s)
    Delivery arrangements
    How services are designed to meet citizens’ needs
    Package of services/service pathways
    Implementation strategies
    Citizen-targeted strategy
    Information or education provision
    Behaviour change support
    Skills and competencies development
    (Personal) Support
  • Theme
    Optimal aging
Publication details
  • Citation
    Pescheny JV, Randhawa G, Pappas Y. The impact of social prescribing services on service users: A systematic review of the evidence. European Journal of Public Health. 2020;30(4):664-673.
  • DOI
    10.1093/eurpub/ckz078

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