Uses of routine data sets in the evaluation of health promotion interventions: opportunities and limitations

Kane, Ros and Wellings, Kaye and Free, Caroline and Goodrich, Joanna (2000) Uses of routine data sets in the evaluation of health promotion interventions: opportunities and limitations. Health Education, 100 (1). pp. 33-41. ISSN 0965-4283

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Abstract

Practitioners are under constant pressure to evaluate their
work. In the current environment, health professionals
frequently have limited time and financial resources, and
opportunities for using existing data sets must be
exploited. Routinely collected data provide a potentially
useful resource for use in this context. The aim of this
paper is to discuss the potential uses of routinely collected data in the evaluation of health promotion interventions. Opportunities for and limitations of routine data are discussed, drawing on examples primarily from the field of sexual health, to demonstrate principles which are also relevant in other areas of health care.

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Additional Information:Practitioners are under constant pressure to evaluate their work. In the current environment, health professionals frequently have limited time and financial resources, and opportunities for using existing data sets must be exploited. Routinely collected data provide a potentially useful resource for use in this context. The aim of this paper is to discuss the potential uses of routinely collected data in the evaluation of health promotion interventions. Opportunities for and limitations of routine data are discussed, drawing on examples primarily from the field of sexual health, to demonstrate principles which are also relevant in other areas of health care.
Keywords:Data retrieval, Health Data, Data collection
Subjects:A Medicine and Dentistry > A990 Medicine and Dentistry not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:1887
Deposited By: Ros Kane
Deposited On:25 Jun 2009 13:54
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:32

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