Patient engagement, i.e. the active involvement of patients in the research process, varies widely across studies, and little is known about the quality of engagement. High quality means that the patient engagement has the potential to increase the relevance or usefulness of a study for patients and/or the society. One important prerequisite of quality assessment is high-quality reporting to compare different forms of engagement and their potential influence on studies. We use already established tools (1,2) to analyse the quality of reporting patient engagement and the quality of patient engagement in best practice examples.
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