Engagement in research: an innovative three-stage review of the benefits for health-care performance – October 2013

Posted on November 27, 2013. Filed under: Research |

Engagement in research: an innovative three-stage review of the benefits for health-care performance – October 2013

Hanney S, Boaz A, Jones T, Soper B. Engagement in research: an innovative three-stage review of the benefits for health-care performance. Health Serv Deliv Res 2013;1(8)

“Abstract

Background: There is a widely held assumption that research engagement improves health-care performance at various levels, but little direct empirical evidence.

Objectives: To conduct a theoretically and empirically grounded synthesis to map and explore plausible mechanisms through which research engagement might improve health services performance. A review of the effects on patients of their health-care practitioner’s or institution’s participation in clinical trials was published after submission of the proposal for this review. It identified only 13 relevant papers and, overall, suggested that the evidence that research engagement improves health-care performance was less strong than some thought. We aimed to meet the need for a wider review.”

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