What is the TIDES study?
The Tackling Inequalities and Discrimination Experiences in health Services (TIDES) study investigates how discrimination experienced by both patients and healthcare practitioners may generate and perpetuate inequalities in health service use. The study involves four interrelated projects.
SEcondary data analyses
Project 1 uses survey data and electronic health records to investigate inequalities in health service use.
Surveys and interviews
Project 2 uses the findings from Project 1 to facilitate conversations with healthcare practitioners about both experiencing and witnessing discrimination to see what impact these experiences have on inequalities in health service use.
Project 3 builds on the findings from the first two projects to look at how healthcare practitioners interact with patients in virtual reality environments.
Project 4 involves talking to a range of stakeholders including carers, service users, healthcare practitioners, community members and policy makers about the findings from Projects 1-3. Stakeholders will review evidence, set priorities and develop guidance for an intervention framework to tackle discrimination experiences and inequalities in health service use.