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August 15, 2019

Deliberating as a Public Representative or as a Potential User?

Two Complementary Perspectives that Should Inform Health Innovation Policy by Pascale Lehoux and Sébastien Proulx

While we analysed what issues participants shared regarding the value of these technologies in other publications, this current paper focuses on how they shared their views and contributed to group discussions. Our qualitative findings illustrate how participants raised collective concerns when engaging as public representatives and how they added concrete details and contextual nuances to the deliberations when engaging as potential users. Our analyses suggest that the two perspectives are necessary and complementary.

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