PAF 9725 Health Program, Policy and Performance Evaluation
3 hours; 3 credits

This course applies generic skills in evaluation and performance measurement to the particular circumstances of health and medical care. Topics covered include defining the purpose of an evaluation; different organizational arrangements for evaluation; the specification of evaluation questions, selection of appropriate measures and data collection methods; analysis of evaluation data; and the maximization of the usefulness of evaluation findings. The course also addresses contemporary trends in health care quality measurement and improvement, and the role of performance measurements in creating a more accountable health care system.

Prerequisite: PAF 9710.