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Table 3 Taxonomy of outcomes for communication and participation

From: Building blocks for meta-synthesis: data integration tables for summarising, mapping, and synthesising evidence on interventions for communicating with health consumers

Consumer oriented outcomes
   Knowledge and understanding
   Patient involvement in care process
   Evaluation of care
   Skills acquisition
   Health status and well being
   Health behaviour
   Treatment outcomes
Health care provider oriented outcomes
   Knowledge and understanding
   Consultation processes
Health service delivery oriented outcomes
   Service delivery level
   Related to research
   Societal or governmental
  1. Source: 'Outcomes of interest to the Cochrane Consumers and Communication Review Group', published at