Involving patients in a primary care research meeting worked well

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7402.1329 (Published 12 June 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1329
  1. William R Phillips (bphillips@fammed.washington.edu), clinical professor,
  2. Garry D Grams, director
  1. Department of Family Medicine, Box 356390, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98185-6390, USA
  2. Division of Behavioural Medicine, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine, 5804 Fairview Avenue, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z3

    EDITOR—Patients rarely participate in the planning, conduct, or interpretation of medical research.1 2 We explored involving patients in a primary care research meeting, through the PARTNERS (Patients and Researchers Together at NAPCRG Evaluating Research Studies) project. We invited six patients to participate in the annual meeting of the North American primary care research group. They varied by age, sex, …

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