Healthcare Delivery: New Models for Improving Care
During this half-day workshop, attendees will discuss methods for undertaking research and program evaluation within health services organizations and systems. Using case studies, we will explore the 'state of the art' in research methods.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
-Critique published health services research and health program evaluations
-Design and implement more effective interventions that translate evidence into practice, policy and public health by identifying community, patient, clinician and organizational factors that serve as barriers and facilitators
-Design more comprehensive evaluations of interventions that translate evidence into practice by applying the basics of process and outcome evaluation, and by identifying the appropriate qualitative and quantitative effect measures
-Identify different types of study design including observational, pre-experimental, and experimental and their inherent threats to internal and external validity
-Develop, evaluate, and implement healthcare delivery interventions
Recommended Audience: Individuals carrying out policy research, social science research, or program impact evaluation within health delivery systems as well as those developing and implementing programs to improve healthcare outcomes.
Class Size: 33 regular slots/ 25 student slots