This article reflects on whether patients' experience and knowledge is of value to biomedical research. A theoretical analysis proved inconclusive. The authors therefore carried out a review of real-life examples of where patients have influenced biomedical research. This involved a literature review and over 60 interviews with scientists, patients, representatives of patient organisations and health professionals in the Netherlands and the UK.
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Categories: health Identifying topics, prioritising and commissioning impact on research impact of public involvement journal article
Date Entered: 2007/02/22
Date Edited: 2012/11/21