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Journal Journal

Health Expectations

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 18 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:789
  1. Michel Wensing, research fellow
  1. Centre for Quality of Care Research, Universities of Nijmegen and Maastricht, Netherlands

    Blackwell Science, Annual subscription £180

    ISSN 1369 6513

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    Health Expectations is a new journal, established in 1998 and published quarterly from 1999. It focuses on “things done with the active involvement of patients, users or citizens” rather than “things done to them.” These include “involvement of patients and their advocates in decisions about individual health care; involvement of users and their representatives in service design, delivery, and evaluation; and involvement of consumer advocates and the general public in debates about health care.”

    The four issues published so far contained 16 research papers, seven “viewpoints” or literature reviews, and 25 reviews of books or resources in …

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