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Title: Consumers are helping to prioritise research.
Author: Royle, J. & Oliver, S.
Date Published: 2001
Reference: BMJ, 323, 48-49.
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known


The authors report on the impact of consumer involvement in the prioritisation of research topics at the National Co-ordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment.

They report that consumers refereeing research reports have:
  • suggested changes as well as providing positive support
  • raise issues not previously mentioned
  • helped rank recommendations for research
  • identified how reports could be made more accessible and informative
  • provided constructive criticism, for example questionning outcome measures.

Related entry: none currently available

Categories: health
Identifying topics, prioritising and commissioning
Designing research
impact on funding/commissioning
impact of public involvement
journal article

Date Entered: 2007/02/21

Date Edited: 2012/11/20

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