Journal article

Effects of consumers and health providers working in partnership on health services planning, delivery and evaluation.

Dianne Lowe, Rebecca Ryan, Lina Schonfeld, Bronwen Merner, Louisa Walsh, Lisa Graham-Wisener, Sophie Hill

Cochrane Database Syst Rev | Wiley | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Health services have traditionally been developed to focus on specific diseases or medical specialties. Involving consumers as partners in planning, delivering and evaluating health services may lead to services that are person-centred and so better able to meet the needs of and provide care for individuals. Globally, governments recommend consumer involvement in healthcare decision-making at the systems level, as a strategy for promoting person-centred health services. However, the effects of this 'working in partnership' approach to healthcare decision-making are unclear. Working in partnership is defined here as collaborative relationships between at least one consumer and hea..

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