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Winter 1985


Course syllabus for HLAD 820 Health Care Program Evaluation

Course description: Evaluations of new and existing health care programs are often required by external funding or government agencies. The pressures to evaluate programs stem from the "newness" and often controversy surrounding the implementation of social programs. In addition to economic and political pressures to evaluate program efficiency, evaluations can also be linked to the planning and daily operation of the program itself. The systematic collection of information indicating the success or failure of the program enables the administrator to make programmic decisions which will hope fully maximize the benefits of the program while minimizing costs. This course will provide the student with an overview of the evaluation process through discussion of the methods of program evaluation, pitfalls of evaluation research, problems of defining and measuring program effects, and the logic, strategy, design, and implementation of evaluations.