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Quality of Methods and Strength of Evidence for Disease Management Evaluation

Principal Investigator: Thomas Wilson, Ph.D., Dr.P.H., Population Health Impact Institute

A variety of program evaluation designs are available to assess the impact of disease or care management programs, which can make it difficult to compare outcomes of different interventions. The need to compare programs has resulted in consideration of standardizing evaluations of disease management programs; however, recommendations on the conduct of such evaluations have not been widely adopted. This article examines the consistency of study characteristics of disease management peer reviewed evaluations over a 3-year period (1 January 2004-28 February 2007) and suggests questions that must be answered to ensure basic transparency of methods and metrics.

This study was published in Disease Management & Health Outcomes in September 2008.

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