Evaluation of public involvement in research: time for a major re-think?

Natalie Edelman, Duncan Barron

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The way that public involvement in research has been evaluated as a complex intervention has derailed the development of an evidence base. Two alternative approaches are available for constructing and evaluating patient involvement, each of which requires us to revisit the purposes and values that underpin it in each stage of the research process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-211
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Health Services Research & Policy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2015

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  • Public involvement
  • evaluation
  • complex intervention


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