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An inquiry into the ways in which patients can be included in the implementation of healthcare innovations

Wilgenhof, J.F. (2018) An inquiry into the ways in which patients can be included in the implementation of healthcare innovations.

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Abstract:The purpose of this study was to identify methods that can be used by professionals of (healthcare) organizations to involve patients in the implementation phase of healthcare innovations and rank them on usefulness. A literature study was performed to define patient participation in healthcare innovations and to identify the added value of patient participation in healthcare innovations and evidence-based methods to do so. A Delphi study was performed to identify patient participation methods used or known by health professionals and to rate these methods on usefulness. Twenty patient participation methods were derived from the literature study and five additional methods were derived from the Delphi study. Of all patient participation methods, the following five were found to be most useful by the respondents: patients participate in workgroups, advisory groups/client councils, brainstorm sessions, focus groups, and users’ panels. It was observed that a gap between evidence-based patient participation methods and methods found to be useful by health professionals may exist since a relatively large proportion of all the patient participation methods suggested by respondents was ranked as useful.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:01 general works
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/76664
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