Investigating consumer perspectives on evaluating health technologies

Oliver, Sandy, Milne, Ruairidh, Bradburn, Jane D., Buchanan, Phyll, Kerridge, Lynn, Walley, Tom and Gabbay, John (2001) Investigating consumer perspectives on evaluating health technologies Evaluation: The International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 7, (4), pp. 468-486. (doi:10.1177/13563890122209847).


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In a short pilot study we systematically involved healthcare consumers in identifying research topics, and prioritizing, commissioning and reporting evaluations of health technologies. We analysed records of consumers' suggestions for their content and, wherever possible, compared them with suggestions from academics and staff of the UK National Health Service. Consumers tended to highlight issues about patients' views, social contexts, information and support needs, long-term outcomes, and dissemination of research findings to consumers. These issues were usually not addressed by professionals who tended to focus more on technical and economic aspects of the work.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1177/13563890122209847
ISSNs: 1356-3890 (print)
Keywords: health, consumer involvement, evaluating public services, health technology assessment, NHS research and development programme, partnership, research agenda
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
ePrint ID: 62006
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October 2001Published
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:30
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