Virtual community consultation? Using the literature and weblogs to link community perspectives and health technology assessment.

@article{Street2008VirtualCC,
  title={Virtual community consultation? Using the literature and weblogs to link community perspectives and health technology assessment.},
  author={Jackie M Street and Annette Braunack-Mayer and Karen M Facey and Richard E. Ashcroft and Janet Esther Hiller},
  journal={Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={189-200}
}
BACKGROUND Community views, expressed in social impact assessments and collected through community consultation, should play an important role in health technology assessment (HTA). Yet HTA methodologists have been slow to include outcomes of these forms of inquiry in analyses, in part because collecting community views is time-consuming and resource intensive. OBJECTIVE To explore how community views sourced from published studies, grey literature and informal internet web pages can inform… CONTINUE READING