What approaches have been taken and efforts made to ensure public involvement in decision making relating to potential disinvestment in healthcare interventions and technologies?

Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Record ID 32013000499
Authors' recommendations: Detecting and eliminating potentially obsolete health technologies is a complex process that requires input from all relevant stakeholders, including the public. In addition to the lack of any standard definition of disinvestment, there are also inconsistencies in the terms used to depict disinvestment-type activities. This review shows that little research has been done to find the best ways of involving the public in making healthcare decisions as regards to disinvestment. There was no strong evidence to suggest that any of the frameworks identified could be considered a best practice model. Most of the articles reported that more effort is needed to enable the public to develop and express informed views, and consequently to incorporate these views when making disinvestment decisions.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Scotland, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • State Medicine
  • Budgets
  • Technology Assessment, Biomedical
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Investments
  • Resource Allocation
  • National Health Programs
Organisation Name: Scottish Health Technologies Group
Contact Address: Scottish Health Technologies Group, Delta House, 50 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2NP Tel: 0141 225 6998
Contact Name: his.shtg@nhs.scot
Contact Email: his.shtg@nhs.scot
Copyright: Healthcare Improvement Scotland
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