Programme Evaluation / Review | Health Dictionary

The systematic assessment of the relevance, adequacy, progress, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of a programme.


Programme Evaluation / Review | Health Dictionary

Keywords of this word: Programme Evaluation Review


CARE PROGRAMME

Community Health

A documented arrangement of integrated care, based on the analysed needs of a specific group of people, from intake to supply of care and services, as well as the intended outcomes, and including a description of the way the arrangement should be applied in order to match the needs of individual persons.... Community Health

COMMUNITY-BASED CARE / COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES / PROGRAMMES

Community Health

The blend of health and social services provided to an individual or family in his/her place of residence for the purpose of promoting, maintaining or restoring health or minimizing the effects of illness and disability. These services are usually designed to help older people remain independent and in their own homes. They can include senior centres, transportation, delivered meals or congregate meals sites, visiting nurses or home health aides, adult day care and homemaker services.... Community Health

CONCURRENT REVIEW

Community Health

A review that occurs during the course of patient treatment. Concurrent review enables the medical practitioner or other health care provider to evaluate whether the course of treatment is consistent with expectations for the usual management of a clinical case. The review may also facilitate early identification of negative consequences of treatment (e.g. complications, failure to respond to therapy) that will affect the length of the care episode and outcomes.... Community Health

CONGREGATE MEALS PROGRAMME

Community Health

Delivery of meals and socialization activities to older adults in a designated location.... Community Health

DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW (DUR)

Community Health

A formal programme for assessing drug prescription and use patterns. DURs typically examine patterns of drug misuse, monitor current therapies, and intervene when prescription or utilization patterns fall outside pre-established standards. DUR is usually retrospective, but can also be performed before drugs are dispensed.... Community Health

ECONOMIC EVALUATION

Community Health

A feasibility study which recognizes the interrelationship of capital cost, recurrent cost, investment and return, and lifecycle costs for individual facilities and services.... Community Health

ECONOMIC EVALUATION

Community Health

A feasibility study which recognizes the interrelationship of capital cost, recurrent cost, investment and return, and life-cycle costs for individual facilities and services.... Community Health

EVALUATION

Medical Dictionary

A process that attempts to determine, as systematically and objectively as possible, the relevance, effectiveness and impact of activities in the light of their objectives. Several varieties of evaluation can be distinguished, e.g. evaluation of structure, process and outcome.... Medical Dictionary

EVALUATION

Community Health

See PUBLIC HEALTH.... Community Health

HEALTH PROGRAMME

Community Health

An organized series of activities directed towards the attainment of defined health objectives and targets.... Community Health

HEALTH PROMOTION EVALUATION

Community Health

An assessment of the extent to which health promotion actions achieve a “valued” outcome.... Community Health

INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMME PLAN

Community Health

See “care plan”.... Community Health

LITERATURE REVIEW

Community Health

A summary and interpretation of research findings reported in the literature. It may include unstructured qualitative reviews by single authors as well as various systematic and quantitative procedures, such as meta-analysis.... Community Health

PAIN MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME

Community Health

A set of strategies to address an individual’s pain management requirements and supportive of the individual’s pain control.... Community Health

PEER REVIEW

Medical Dictionary

Review by individuals from the same discipline and with essentially equal qualifications (peers).... Medical Dictionary

PEER REVIEW

Community Health

The procedures used by doctors and scientists to review the work, decisions and writings of their professional colleagues – peer groups. Reviewers of scienti?c papers are commonly called referees, and papers submitted to medical and scienti?c journals for publication are customarily reviewed by one or more experts in the subject(s) dealt with in the paper. The aim is to improve the quality of the study by pointing out potential pitfalls or errors to the author(s), or to assist medical-journal editors in deciding which papers to prioritise for publication. Evidence that peer review is e?ective is mixed. Applications for research grants are also usually subjected to peer review. (See also RESEARCH FRAUD AND MISCONDUCT.)... Community Health

PEER REVIEW (IN RESEARCH)

Community Health

The process by which manuscripts submitted to a publisher or research applications are evaluated by experts in appropriate fields (usually anonymous to the authors) to ensure quality.... Community Health

PROGRAMME

Community Health

An organized aggregate of activities directed towards the attainment of defined objectives and targets which are progressively more specific than the goals to which they contribute. See “health programme”; “care programme”.... Community Health

PROGRAMME BUDGETING

Community Health

The process of making resources available to attain the objectives of programmes. Programme budgeting differs from ordinary budgeting in that the emphasis is on the results to be achieved rather than on unconnected budgetary items. The objectives and targets of the programme are defined clearly and, in order to attain them, the resources required are grouped together, those who will receive them specified, and their sources determined.... Community Health

PROGRAMME EVALUATION / REVIEW

Community Health

The systematic assessment of the relevance, adequacy, progress, efficiency, effectiveness and impact of a programme.... Community Health

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Community Health

A system of management which involves the integration of planning, resourcing and evaluation processes to achieve stated outcomes.... Community Health

QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME (QAPI)

Community Health

QAPI establishes strategies for promoting high quality health care. First, each organization must meet certain required levels of performance when providing specific health care and related services. Second, organizations must conduct performance improvement projects that are outcome-oriented and that achieve demonstrable and sustained improvement in care and services. It is expected that an organization will continuously monitor its own performance on a variety of dimensions of care and services, identify its own areas for potential improvement, carry out individual projects to undertake system interventions to improve care, and monitor the effectiveness of those interventions.... Community Health

RATE REVIEW

Community Health

Review by a government or private agency of a hospital’s or health service’s budget and financial data, performed for the purpose of determining if the rates are reasonable of the rates and evaluating proposed rate increases.... Community Health

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Community Health

A review of studies in which evidence has been systematically searched for, studied, assessed and summarized according to predetermined criteria.... Community Health

UTILIZATION REVIEW

Community Health

Evaluation of the necessity, appropriateness and efficiency of the use of health care services, procedures and facilities. In a hospital, this includes review of the appropriateness of admissions, services ordered and provided, length of a stay, and discharge practices, both on a concurrent and retrospective basis. Utilization review can be done by a peer review group or a public agency.... Community Health

VISITING SERVICE / VISITOR PROGRAMME

Community Health

Through volunteers or community workers, a service providing companionship and support for older people who may be lonely and isolated.... Community Health