Marco conceptual para la evaluación de programas de salud

Evaluation, as a discipline, is an relatively new area of the Social Sciences, thus, its explicit incorporation in health programs and systems has appeared somehow late. This article presents elements of a conceptual framework to conceive and use the evaluation in health programs. Evaluation is defi...

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Autor Principal: Montero Rojas, Eiliana
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2014
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/psm/article/view/13935
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21791
Sumario: Evaluation, as a discipline, is an relatively new area of the Social Sciences, thus, its explicit incorporation in health programs and systems has appeared somehow late. This article presents elements of a conceptual framework to conceive and use the evaluation in health programs. Evaluation is defined as a tool for decision making, current tendencies and themes in the field are discussed, as well as key concepts such as program theory and needs assessment. Finally, a first approach to two key concepts in evaluation of health programs, quality and equity, is presented.