Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 27, Issue 8, pp 985–991

A New Taxonomy for Stakeholder Engagement in Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

  • Thomas W. Concannon
  • Paul Meissner
  • Jo Anne Grunbaum
  • Newell McElwee
  • Jeanne-Marie Guise
  • John Santa
  • Patrick H. Conway
  • Denise Daudelin
  • Elaine H. Morrato
  • Laurel K. Leslie
Perspectives

DOI: 10.1007/s11606-012-2037-1

Cite this article as:
Concannon, T.W., Meissner, P., Grunbaum, J.A. et al. J GEN INTERN MED (2012) 27: 985. doi:10.1007/s11606-012-2037-1

Abstract

Despite widespread agreement that stakeholder engagement is needed in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), no taxonomy exists to guide researchers and policy makers on how to address this need. We followed an iterative process, including several stages of stakeholder review, to address three questions: (1) Who are the stakeholders in PCOR? (2) What roles and responsibilities can stakeholders have in PCOR? (3) How can researchers start engaging stakeholders? We introduce a flexible taxonomy called the 7Ps of Stakeholder Engagement and Six Stages of Research for identifying stakeholders and developing engagement strategies across the full spectrum of research activities. The path toward engagement will not be uniform across every research program, but this taxonomy offers a common starting point and a flexible approach.

KEY WORDS

stakeholders research guidance 

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas W. Concannon
    • 1
  • Paul Meissner
    • 2
  • Jo Anne Grunbaum
    • 3
  • Newell McElwee
    • 4
  • Jeanne-Marie Guise
    • 5
  • John Santa
    • 6
  • Patrick H. Conway
    • 7
    • 8
  • Denise Daudelin
    • 1
  • Elaine H. Morrato
    • 9
  • Laurel K. Leslie
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy StudiesTufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Office of the Medical Director for ResearchMontefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  3. 3.Prevention Research Centers ProgramCenters for Disease Control and PreventionAtlantaUSA
  4. 4.U.S. Outcomes Research, Merck & Co.North WalesUSA
  5. 5.Oregon Health & Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA
  6. 6.Health Ratings Center, Consumer ReportsYonkersUSA
  7. 7.Department of PediatricsCincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical CenterCincinnatiUSA
  8. 8.Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesBaltimoreUSA
  9. 9.Colorado Health Outcomes Program, School of Medicine, and Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy, Colorado School of Public HealthUniversity of ColoradoAuroraUSA

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