Asking the right questions: Scoping studies in the commissioning of research on the organisation and delivery of health services

@article{Anderson2008AskingTR,
  title={Asking the right questions: Scoping studies in the commissioning of research on the organisation and delivery of health services},
  author={Stuart D. Anderson and Pauline Allen and Stephen Peckham and Nick Goodwin},
  journal={Health Research Policy and Systems},
  year={2008},
  volume={6},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
Scoping studies have been used across a range of disciplines for a wide variety of purposes. However, their value is increasingly limited by a lack of definition and clarity of purpose. The UK's Service Delivery and Organisation Research Programme (SDO) has extensive experience of commissioning and using such studies; twenty four have now been completed.This review article has four objectives; to describe the nature of the scoping studies that have been commissioned by the SDO Programme; to… CONTINUE READING

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