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Title: Measuring something real and useful in consumer involvement in health and social care research
Author: Purtell, R. and Wyatt, K.
Date Published: 2011
Reference: International Journal of Consumer Studies, 35(6), 605-608
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known


This article critiques the current debate around measuring the impact of patient and public involvement. The authors highlight that the purpose of involvement is not clearly defined or being considered. They also suggest that there needs to be wider discussion about why impact needs to be measured and who benefits from this process. They recommend that a wider debate also needs to be held around the criteria to be used for reporting involvement and when any assessment of impact should be made.

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Categories: health
public health
social care
reflecting on public involvement in research
journal article

Date Entered: 2012/02/08

Date Edited: 2012/11/20

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