The Resource Evidence-based decisionmaking for community health programs, Catherine A. Jackson, Kathryn Pitkin, Raynard Kington

Evidence-based decisionmaking for community health programs, Catherine A. Jackson, Kathryn Pitkin, Raynard Kington

Label
Evidence-based decisionmaking for community health programs
Title
Evidence-based decisionmaking for community health programs
Statement of responsibility
Catherine A. Jackson, Kathryn Pitkin, Raynard Kington
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With the increase in information derived from clinical research and technology, many in clinical medicine have adopted an evidence-based approach to inform treatment decisionmaking. Such a process forces the physician to obtain relevant scientific information (evidence) from a variety of sources including the patient, and to evaluate continually decisions made against patient health outcomes. Among the various proposed community-based health programs, how do foundations or health care systems decide which programs to fund? Can the evidence-based decisionmaking paradigm adopted by the clinical community support decisionmaking concerning community-based health programs? A literature review was conducted to ascertain what types of evidence concerning community-based health program effectiveness and costs were available. Focus groups and telephone interviews were conducted with persons involved in community-based health program funding decisions to learn how decisions were made and what types of information were used to support those decisions. While there was general support for using more evidence regarding program effectiveness and costs in making funding decisions about community-based programs, there was consensus that little evidence was readily available. There was also a widely held belief that funding decisions could (and should) also take into consideration issues beyond that which can be expressed as evidence. The report concludes with some suggestions regarding how health care systems and private funders can move toward an evidence-based approach to community-based program decisionmaking
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.1/2/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA425
LC item number
.J32 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Evidence-based decisionmaking for community health programs, Catherine A. Jackson, Kathryn Pitkin, Raynard Kington
Publication
Note
"Prepared for the Main Line Health System."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 81-85)
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47009636
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 85 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585346137
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b18753152
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47009636
  • ebsco0585346135
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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