The nature and extent of service user involvement in critical care research and quality improvement; a scoping review of the literature.

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Bench, S, Eassom, E and Poursanidou, K (2017). The nature and extent of service user involvement in critical care research and quality improvement; a scoping review of the literature. International Journal of Consumer Studies.
AuthorsBench, S, Eassom, E and Poursanidou, K
Abstract

The importance of involving patients and the public in health care research is globally recognised, but how best to do this in critical care is unclear. The aim of this first published review was to explore the extent and nature of evidence on service user involvement in critical care research and quality improvement. Using the scoping review framework described by Arksey & O’Malley (2005) a team of service user and critical care researchers searched eleven online databases, reviewed relevant websites, conducted forward and backward citation searching and contacted subject experts. Extracted data were subjected to a narrative synthesis based on the objectives of the review. Findings from a broad range of evidence support that involvement is becoming more commonplace and that experiences are generally positive. Data extracted from 34 publications identify that involvement is most commonly reported at the level of consultation or participation in project teams, however, the extent to which involvement impacts on projects output remains unclear. Key barriers and facilitators relate to the challenge of recruiting a diverse group of service users, dealing with power hierarchies, being adaptable and effective consideration of the resource requirements. More research is required to identify the most effective methods to support the opportunity for involvement and more thorough reporting of service user involvement practices is strongly recommended.

KeywordsPatient and public involvement; Health research; Critical Care; Consumers; Improvement science
Year2017
JournalInternational Journal of Consumer Studies
PublisherBlackwell Science
ISSN0309-3891
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1111/ijcs.12406
Publication dates
Print28 Nov 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited29 Nov 2017
Accepted22 Oct 2017
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CC BY 4.0
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