Evaluation is of critical importance in modern practice improvement and the delivery of evidence-based care. Evaluation is usually conducted alongside implementation to inform the changes that might be needed in future implementations. Here we present the principles of simple evaluation and engage learners in designing evaluations for real quality improvement projects. These evaluations will help attendees see the spectrum of evaluation activities that can be helpful in practice change and transformation.
- Describe evaluation tools and principles required for evidence-based interventions and monitoring.
- Describe the basic constructs, methods and steps in evaluation design.
- Identify different kinds of evaluation and design an evaluation of real programs.
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