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Role of coproduction in the sustainability of innovations in applied health and social care research: a scoping review

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posted on 2024-06-19, 08:26 authored by Charlotte Overton, Carolyn Tarrant, Jennifer Creese, Natalie Armstrong

Background Innovations such as toolkits and frameworks are developed through applied health and social care research, to address identified gaps in quality or safety of care. The intention is to subsequently implement these innovations into practice to bring about improvements. Challenges can arise from poor choice of implementation strategies or lack of alignment to local contexts. Research has identified the importance of involving and engaging patients, health professionals and other stakeholders in the design and delivery of the underpinning research, and in informing subsequent implementation. However, how and why such coproduction influences the sustainability of innovations in health and social care is unclear.

Objective The objective of this scoping review is to identify and present the available evidence regarding the role of coproduction in the sustainability of innovations in applied health and social care research.

Inclusion criteria This scoping review includes papers related to the role of coproduction in the sustainability of innovations in applied health and social care research published in peer-reviewed journals. The review is limited to articles reporting applied health and social care research conducted in the United Kingdom.

Methods Scopus, Web of Science, CINAHL and MEDLINE were searched for studies. Titles and abstracts were screened by two independent reviewers for assessment against the inclusion criteria, followed by a full-text review and data extraction. Data were extracted using a data extraction form developed by the reviewers. The completed forms were imported into NVivo and analysed using basic qualitative content analysis.

Results Our review provides insight into the role of coproduction in the sustainability of innovations in applied health and social care research. Our findings highlight that sustainability is a dynamic process, supported by coproduction activities such as ongoing collaborative partnerships; these can be planned for in both the research design and implementation phases of a project.

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Author affiliation

College of Life Sciences

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  • VoR (Version of Record)

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BMJ Open Quality

Publisher

BMJ Publishing Group

issn

2399-6641

eissn

2399-6641

Copyright date

2024

Available date

2024-06-19

Language

en

Deposited by

Professor Natalie Armstrong

Deposit date

2024-06-13

Data Access Statement

Data sharing not applicable as no datasets generated and/or analysed for this study. Not applicable.

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