Patient and public involvement in health care: A systematic mapping

Research project
Active research
Project period
2021 - 2022
Project owner
The Institute for Health and Care Sciences, University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg Centre for Person-centred Care GPCC

Short description

This project aims to elucidate how patient and public involvement (PPI) has been conceptualised and implemented in relation to healthcare.

Through a systematic mapping we intend to answer the following research questions:
• Which frameworks and models of PPI are used in health care?
• In which contexts and settings is PPI implemented in health care? (e.g. acute care, elderly care, mental health care)
• What are the demographic characteristics of the patients and the public involved in PPI in health care services (e.g. age, what type of illness)?
• What are the reported outcomes of PPI (e.g. patient safety, medicine adherence)?
We will deliver an article intended for a scientific publication as well as an interactive popular scientific guide for PPI opportunities in the Swedish health care system.

The project's study design is registered with Open Science Forum.