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ERIC Number: EJ876355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0898-5952
Evaluating the Future Value of Educational Interventions in a Health Care Setting
McLinden, Daniel; Phillips, Rebecca; Hamlin, Scott; Helbig, Adam
Performance Improvement Quarterly, v22 n4 p121-130 2010
Program evaluation is intended to systematically determine the merit and worth of a program. We broadly define "merit" and "worth" to include economic perspectives obtained through the analysis of the finances of a program--both the costs and the benefits. A study reported here addressed the cost and benefit of investing in an educational intervention to change and improve processes in a health care setting. The potential economic impact of a training intervention intended to improve the uptake of a new purchasing process was evaluated. The study illustrates economic evaluation that anticipates the future value of educational interventions, a prospective view. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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