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Title: Public involvement influences a national research agenda
Author: Oliver, S., Armes, D. and Gyte, G.
Date Published: 2009
Reference: Patient, 2(3), 179-190
Are service users or carers authors: No/Not Known


This article reports the findings from a mixed-methods evaluation of public involvement in the National Health Service Health Technology Assessment programme. The focus was on the nature and influence of patients and public on research topics. Their influence was found to include:

  • making patient and carer perspectives explicit
  • changing the focus of research
  • adding new outcomes
  • refuting the need for planned research
  • providing up-to-date prevalence data
  • providing plain English background text.

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

Date Entered: 2012/02/08

Date Edited: 2012/11/20

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