PREDICT Bronchiolitis

Knowledge translation study – bronchiolitis management

Prior research conducted by the PREDICT network has identified that there is substantial variation in practice patterns in Australasia in relation to the management of bronchiolitis, despite treatment being well defined.  In order to improve emergency department practice, the PREDICT network wish to develop Australasian wide guidelines for the management of bronchiolitis and test how this is translated into practice. Once the guideline is developed a cluster randomised controlled trial of three knowledge translation (KT) implementation strategies for the bronchiolitis guideline will be undertaken.  There are a number of ongoing trials assessing the effectiveness of various strategies for KT in emergency medicine and Paediatric Emergency Medicine, however, different environments and countries have unique structure and inherent barriers to implementing practice change, thus KT strategies used in one country should be reassessed before implementation in another to ensure optimal KT practices are found for the local environment.

Study design

Cluster randomised controlled trial

Chief Investigator

Stuart Dalziel (Starship Children’s Hospital)


2016 – 2018


  • National Health and Medical Research Council (ID 1058560)
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand

Site locations

  • Austin Hospital, VIC
  • Ballarat Base Hospital, VIC
  • Cairns Hospital, QLD
  • Caboolture Hospital QLD
  • Casey Hospital – Monash Health, VIC
  • Ipswich Hospital, QLD
  • Prince Charles Hospital, QLD
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital, SA
  • Wollongong Hospital, NSW
  • Toowoomba Base Hospital, QLD
  • Royal North Shore Hospital, NSW
  • Logan Hospital, QLD
  • The Northern Hospital, VIC
  • Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, QLD
  • Gold Coast University Hospital, QLD
  • Women and Children’s Hospital, SA
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital, NSW
  • Townsville Hospital, QLD
  • Royal Darwin Hospital, NT
  • Westmead Children’s Hospital, NSW
  • Hawkes Bay Hospital, NZ
  • Rotorua Hospital, NZ
  • Waikato Hospital, NZ
  • Tauranga Hospital, NZ
  • Southland Hospital, NZ
  • Christchurch Hospital, NZ


26 hospitals from within PREDICT and the wider emergency medicine community.  (Tertiary Paediatric Emergency Departments (EDs) and  large non-tertiary mixed EDs; small/medium non-tertiary mixed EDs; 6 hospitals in New Zealand and 12 hospitals in Australia)

Clinical trials registrations

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