Action Evaluation of Health Programmes And Changes: a by John Øvretveit

By John Øvretveit

This booklet describes the user-focused motion overview strategy for comparing health and wellbeing programmes, regulations and adjustments. It indicates that facts for making judgements could be amassed utilizing a broader variety of tools than is generally recognized in healthcare. In asking "evaluation for whom and for what?", the ebook defines validity of proof in terms of usefulness in addition to by way of no matter if systematic tools have been undefined. Managers, practitioners, coverage makers, researchers and scholars may still locate this a pragmatic and readable e-book. It supplies the instruments to make feel of an overview quick, in addition to counsel for wearing one out, and making sure that evaluators assemble facts which might be used for higher expert judgements.

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Step 3: design choice Answering the design-planning questions above gives the basis for deciding which type of evaluation design to use. The choice is between four types of design which are discussed in more detail in later chapters (see Box 2). Which of these do you think we used in the AIDS evaluation? 2: Designs for evaluating health programmes . . Describe what was done and the strengths and weaknesses of the programme activities (type 1) Compare programme activities in relation to objectives and standards (type 2) Compare before with after (type 3) Compare one site with other(s) (type 4) Type 1: descriptive This design aims to gather data to describe the programme activities and how they may have changed over the years.

What is the reform intervention? De®ne the change which is to be evaluated: speci®cally, what was changed and how it was changed? Is there a detailed implementation plan? What is the immediate target? Who or what should be di€erent as a direct and immediate result of this intervention? What is the intended immediate e€ect on this target? How exactly is the immediate target supposed to be di€erent as a result of the intervention? ) What is the ultimate target? g. which patients or population)?

In e€ect, it means thinking of the goals as the only criterion for valuation of the reform. This may or may not include looking at the ultimate e€ects of the reform on people with mental health problems or those who are at risk: it would depend on whether this was a stated goal. Some reforms' intentions do not mention improving health as a goal. If so, this design would not be suitable for some users who had this as a value criterion. The evaluator may also feel that there were missing goals and value criteria which should be used in evaluating the reform, for example the e€ect on equity.

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