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Factors that influence the way local communities respond to consultation processes about major service change: A qualitative study.

Barratt, H; Harrison, DA; Raine, R; Fulop, NJ; (2015) Factors that influence the way local communities respond to consultation processes about major service change: A qualitative study. Health Policy , 119 (9) pp. 1210-1217. 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.04.015. Green open access

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Abstract

In England, proposed service changes such as Emergency Department closures typically face local opposition. Consequently, public consultation exercises often involve protracted, hostile debates. This study examined a process aimed at engaging a community in decision-making about service reconfiguration, and the public response to this process.

Type: Article
Title: Factors that influence the way local communities respond to consultation processes about major service change: A qualitative study.
Location: Ireland
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.04.015
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2015.04.015
Language: English
Additional information: © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Keywords: Emergency departments, Great Britain, Hospital planning, Patient involvement, Qualitative research
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Applied Health Research
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1468015
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