Abstract: This conference abstract provides an overview of a four-year ethnographic study of patient and public involvement (PPI) activities run by the Northwest London Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC).
One of the main findings was that health professionals tended to view PPI as an intervention, wanting to see evidence of cost-effectiveness and improved health outcomes, as well as tending to look for the difference that individual participants made. The authors suggest that the effect of PPI cannot be captured in this way. Instead, they highlight the importance of looking at the dynamic social processes and networks through which PPI contributes to change. They present a framework for future assessment of PPI based on this approach.
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Categories: health public health Evaluating impact on implementation and change impact of public involvement conference report Implementation and change
Date Entered: 2014/08/19
Date Edited: 2014/08/19