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By John Øvretveit

This e-book describes the user-focused motion evaluate strategy for comparing healthiness programmes, regulations and adjustments. It exhibits that proof for making judgements could be accrued utilizing a broader diversity of equipment than is mostly acknowledged in healthcare. In asking "evaluation for whom and for what?", the e-book defines validity of proof on the subject of usefulness in addition to when it comes to even if systematic equipment have been undefined. Managers, practitioners, coverage makers, researchers and scholars should 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 proof which might be used for greater educated judgements.

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The extent to which it met its objectives (achievement of objectives). The results of the programme for people with AIDS, those who were HIV positive and the general population (target outcomes). How relevant and appropriate the activities were to people's needs (relevance). How many resources were used and whether they were used properly (eciency). Whether the programme was sustainable (sustainability). To ®nd out how the programme performed on these criteria, each criterion needs to be further speci®ed so as to decide which data to collect.

This question directs attention to which data could be collected to assess people's willingness to use the service or programme, in the short and long-term. Also, which data do you need to assess the technical and cultural acceptability of the programme to the people who have to implement it and carry out the activities? How to evaluate a health service or programme 39 Sustainability? This question covers the plan to collect data about three aspects of the `sustainability' of the programme. The ®rst is which factors threaten the continuation of the programme, if ®nance continues.

What is the scope of the evaluation? The scope of the evaluation de®nes what will and will not be studied. For example, whether to use a `wide-angle lens' to look at the programme and its results in general or whether to use a `telephoto lens' to look at parts in more detail. You cannot do both because of limited time and money. First, the main outlines of the `thing' to be evaluated have to be How to evaluate a health service or programme 25 decided. In the example, this was what people carrying out the programme had been doing ± the programme component `activities'.

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