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Analyzing Health Programs & Systems - Chapter Summary
Learn how to effectively analyze health programs and systems with this comprehensive and mobile-friendly health services policy chapter. Though a series of short and informative lessons, you'll review different types of health care system analyses, as well as methods and strategies that are used to evaluate health programs. You can complete the chapter at your own pace, and each lesson comes with a short self-assessment quiz. Be sure to take the chapter exam and submit questions to our instructors if you need clarification on any lesson topic. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Recognize data and indicators in community health system analysis
- Differentiate between national, state and community health care system analysis
- Monitor and assess the quality of a health program
- Explain monitoring strategies for health program costs
- Compare logic, casual and conceptual health systems analysis models
1. Community Health System Analysis: Data & Indicators
In this lesson, you will learn all the necessary tools for data collection and analysis when it comes to public health research. You will learn about primary data, secondary data, data evaluation, gaps in data, inferences, and how to turn the data into a health report.
2. Health Care System Analysis: National, State & Community
In this lesson, we'll examine the state of health care in the U.S. at multiple levels of the health care system. We'll discuss major issues related to health care at the national, state, and community levels.
3. Monitoring & Assessing Health Program Quality
How can you determine the quality of a health program? This lesson provides an overview of key factors that indicate a program's effectiveness, from how it aligns with its core mission to whether it's making a difference for participants and is set up to accomplish what it aims to achieve.
4. Health Program Cost: Monitoring Strategies & Analysis
Different health program analyses produce different results related to health program costs. This lesson will discuss the monitoring strategies for health program cost, including the analysis of cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility outcomes.
5. Models in Health System Analysis: Logic, Casual & Conceptual
Health system analysis models examine the relations between chosen entities to see how they interact. This lesson will discuss the logic, causal, and conceptual models in health systems.
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Other chapters within the Health 302: Health Services Policy course
- Introduction to Health & Public Policy
- Overview of the U.S. Health Care System
- Organization of Health Services & Systems
- Health Care Financing
- Health Service Providers, Care & Delivery
- Public Health & U.S. Health Care
- U.S. Health Services & Policy
- Determinants in Health Policy
- Health Policy Development, Implementation & Impact
- Understanding Health Policy Analysis
- Health Policy Research
- Required Assignments for Health 302