How do we know if a program made a difference? A guide to statistical methods for program impact evaluation – 2014

Posted on June 24, 2014. Filed under: Evidence Based Practice, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

How do we know if a program made a difference? A guide to statistical methods for program impact evaluation – 2014

Lance, P., D. Guilkey, A. Hattori and G. Angeles. (2014). How do we know if a program made a difference? A guide to statistical methods for program impact evaluation. Chapel Hill, North Carolina: MEASURE Evaluation.
MEASURE Evaluation is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

“Abstract:
This manual provides an overview of core statistical and econometric methods for program impact evaluation (and, more generally, causal modelling). More detailed and advanced than typical brief reviews of the subject, it also strives to be more approachable to a wider range of readers than the advanced theoretical literature on program impact evaluation estimators. It thus forms a bridge between more basic treatments of the essentials of impact evaluation methods and the more advanced discussions. It seeks to discuss impact evaluation estimators in a thorough manner that does justice to their complexity, but in a fashion that is approachable.

The manual is targeted to: public health professionals at programs, government agencies, and NGOs who are the consumers of the information generated by program impact evaluations; professionals serving the aforementioned role in any area of programming that influences human welfare; graduate students in public health, public policy and the social sciences; technical staff at evaluation projects; journalists looking for a more nuanced understanding of the steady stream of impact (and, more broadly, causal) studies on which they are asked to report; analysts at health analytics organizations; and so on.”

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British Pyschological Society’s Dancing Statistics – on YouTube – 27 September 2013

Posted on October 14, 2013. Filed under: Research | Tags: |

British Pyschological Society’s Dancing Statistics – on YouTube – 27 September 2013

Dancing statistics: explaining the statistical concept of correlation through dance

Dancing statistics: explaining the statistical concept of frequency distributions through dance

Dancing statistics: explaining the statistical concept of sampling & standard error through dance

Dancing statistics: explaining the statistical concept of variance through dance

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Health Indicators 2013 – Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) – 23 May 2013

Posted on May 29, 2013. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , , , |

Health Indicators 2013 – Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) – 23 May 2013

“As the last in a series of 14 annual reports, Health Indicators 2013 provides an overview of the joint CIHI-Statistics Canada Health Indicators reporting project and describes CIHI’s new program of work in health system performance reporting. This publication also contains the most recently available health indicators data and features an In Focus section that highlights the expanded reporting of health indicators by socio-economic status.”

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Multiple causes of death in Australia: an analysis of all natural and selected chronic disease causes of death 1997-2007 – AIHW – 23 August 2012

Posted on August 23, 2012. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt | Tags: , |

Multiple causes of death in Australia: an analysis of all natural and selected chronic disease causes of death 1997-2007 – AIHW – 23 August 2012

“Multiple causes of death data are useful for describing the role of all diseases involved in deaths. This bulletin is the first comprehensive application of multiple causes of death statistics to natural causes of death and specific chronic diseases of public health importance in Australia. It may be useful for guiding and improving policy for reducing deaths from these chronic diseases and for targeting future investment in health prevention. When describing patterns of causes of death using only the underlying cause, important cause information is overlooked. Analyses using multiple cause data complement routine descriptions of mortality that use only the underlying cause and offer broader insight into the disease processes occurring at the end of life.”

ISBN 978-1-74249-330-5; Cat. no. AUS 159; 25pp

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World health statistics 2012 report – WHO – 16 May 2012

Posted on May 17, 2012. Filed under: Chronic Disease Mgmt, Health Status | Tags: , |

World health statistics 2012 report – WHO – 16 May 2012

“The World health statistics 2012 report, released today, puts the spotlight on the growing problem of the noncommunicable diseases burden.

One in three adults worldwide, according to the report, has raised blood pressure – a condition that causes around half of all deaths from stroke and heart disease. One in 10 adults has diabetes.

“This report is further evidence of the dramatic increase in the conditions that trigger heart disease and other chronic illnesses, particularly in low- and middle-income countries,” says Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO. “In some African countries, as much as half the adult population has high blood pressure.”

For the first time, the World Health Organization’s annual statistics report includes information from 194 countries on the percentage of men and women with raised blood pressure and blood glucose levels.”

… continues

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HEIDI wiki – Health in Europe: Information and Data Interface [website] – EC

Posted on May 15, 2012. Filed under: Health Informatics, Health Status, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: |

HEIDI wiki – Health in Europe: Information and Data Interface [website] – EC

“Heidi – Health in Europe: Information and Data Interface – is a comprehensive search tool for European health information and data. It contains information about health status, determinants, diseases, health systems, trends, institutional and policy aspects – and much more.

Whether you want to know more about tobacco control or learn about the cancer burden in Europe, Heidi can help you!”

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A Snapshot of Health Care in Canada as Demonstrated by Top 10 Lists, 2011 – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 2012

Posted on May 8, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

A Snapshot of Health Care in Canada as Demonstrated by Top 10 Lists, 2011 – Canadian Institute for Health Information – 2012

“The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of health care use and resource demands. As questions rise about the sustainability of our health care systems in Canada, it is important to identify what our uses and needs are. By analyzing current health care data, we can ensure resources are being used in the best way possible.”

Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Quiz Yourself
Introduction
Hospital Care
Reason for Hospitalization
Inpatient Procedures
Day Surgery
External Causes of Injury
Infectious Diseases
Cancer
Rehabilitation
Organ Transplants
Emergency Department Care
Main Problem for Visit
Mental Health Visits
Fracture Sites
Primary Care
Chronic Conditions
Caregiver Distress
Drugs
Total Expenditure
Rate of Use
Costs
Total Health Expenditure
Out-of-Pocket Payments
Inpatients
Physician Compensation
Health Personnel
Concluding Remarks
Definitions
CIHI Data Sources Used
Other Sources
Our Strategic Plan

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Australian hospital statistics 2010-11 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 30 April 2012

Posted on April 30, 2012. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Australian hospital statistics 2010-11 – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 30 April 2012

“Australian hospital statistics 2010-11 presents a detailed overview of Australia’s public and private hospitals. In 2010-11, there were 8.9 million separations from hospitals including: 4.9 million same-day acute separations; 3.5 million overnight acute separations; and about 367,000 sub-acute and non-acute separations. There were also 7.7 million non-admitted patient emergency services and almost 43 million outpatient services provided by public hospitals. Data on emergency department waiting times will be revised after the ACT supplies corrected data to the AIHW.”

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-294-0; Cat. no. HSE 117; 450pp

Australia’s hospitals 2010-11 at a glance  – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – 30 April 2012

“Australia’s hospitals 2010-11 at a glance provides information on Australia’s 1,340 public and private hospitals. In 2010-11, there were 8.9 million hospitalisations, including 2.2 million admissions involving surgery. Public hospitals provided 7.7 million non-admitted patient emergency services, with 70% of patients seen within recommended times for their triage category. This publication is a companion to Australian hospital statistics 2010-11. Data on emergency department waiting times will be revised after the ACT supplies corrected data to the AIHW.”

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-293-3; Cat. no. HSE 118; 40pp.

Media release

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Australian hospital statistics 2009-10 – AIHW – 29 April 2011

Posted on May 6, 2011. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Australian hospital statistics 2009-10 – AIHW – 29 April 2011

“Australian hospital statistics 2009-10 presents a detailed overview of Australia’s 1,326 public and private hospitals. In 2009-10, there were 8.5 million separations from Australia’s hospitals including: 4.8 million same-day acute separations; 3.5 million overnight acute separations; almost 337,000 non-acute separations. There were 7.4 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments, with 70% of patients seen within the recommended times for their triage categories.”   Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN 978-1-74249-138-7; Cat. no. HSE 107; 394pp

Australia’s hospitals 2009-10 at a glance – AIHW – 29 April 2011

“Australia’s hospital 2009-10 at a glance provides summary information on Australia’s 1,320 public and private hospitals. In 2009-10, there were: 8.6 million hospitalisations in public and private hospitals; 7.4 million presentations to accident and emergency departments, and 70% of patients were seen within recommended times for their triage category. This publication is a companion to the annual Australian hospital statistics 2009-10 publication.”

ISSN 1036-613X ; ISBN 978-1-74249-136-3; Cat. no. HSE 106; 36pp

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Australia’s hospitals 2009-10 at a glance – AIHW – 29 April 2011

Posted on April 29, 2011. Filed under: Acute Care, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Australia’s hospitals 2009-10 at a glance – AIHW – 29 April 2011

“Australia’s hospital 2009-10 at a glance provides summary information on Australia’s 1,320 public and private hospitals. In 2009-10, there were: 8.6 million hospitalisations in public and private hospitals; 7.4 million presentations to accident and emergency departments, and 70% of patients were seen within recommended times for their triage category. This publication is a companion to the annual Australian hospital statistics 2009-10 publication.”

ISSN 1036-613X ; ISBN 978-1-74249-136-3; Cat. no. HSE 106; 36p.

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Australian hospital statistics 2008-09 – AIHW – 17 June 2010

Posted on January 25, 2011. Filed under: Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , |

Australian hospital statistics 2008-09 – AIHW – 17 June 2010

“Australian hospital statistics 2008-09 presents a detailed overview of Australia’s 1,317 public and private hospitals. In 2008-09, there were 8.1 million separations from Australia’s hospitals including: 4.5 million same-day acute separations; 3.3 million overnight acute separations; almost 300,000 non-acute separations. There were 7.2 million presentations to public hospital emergency departments, with 70% of patients seen within the recommended times for their triage categories.”

Authored by AIHW.

Published 17 June 2010; ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN-13 978-1-74249-041-0; AIHW cat. no. HSE 84; 380pp

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Australian hospital statistics 2009-10: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times – AIHW – 30 November 2010

Posted on January 25, 2011. Filed under: Emergency Medicine, Health Mgmt Policy Planning, Surgery | Tags: , |

Australian hospital statistics 2009-10: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times – AIHW – 30 November 2010

“Australian hospital statistics 2009-10: emergency department care and elective surgery waiting times presents information relating to emergency department care in major public hospitals and public hospital elective surgery waiting times for the period 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010. In 2009-10: almost 6 million emergency department presentations were provided by major public hospitals, with 70% of patients receiving treatment within an appropriate time for their urgency (triage category); about 610,000 patients were admitted to Australian public hospitals from waiting lists for elective surgery, with 50% of patients admitted within 36 days. *Please note: from 2009-10, the data for the Albury Base Hospital was reported by the Victorian Department of Health as part of the Albury Wodonga Health Service. The Albury Wodonga Health Service was formed by the integration of Wodonga Regional Health Service in Victoria and acute services at the Albury Base Hospital in New South Wales. Data for Albury Base Hospital are therefore now included in statistics for Victoria whereas they were formerly reported by, and included in statistics for New South Wales.”

Authored by AIHW.

Published 30 November 2010; ISSN 1036-613X; ISBN-13 978-1-74249-094-6; AIHW cat. no. HSE 93; 68pp

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Health, education and community Indicators for NSW – NSW Parliamentary Library – 23 August 2010

Posted on August 23, 2010. Filed under: Health Status | Tags: , |

Health, education and community Indicators for NSW – NSW Parliamentary Library – 23 August 2010

ISSN 1838-0190

“This paper contains a selection of statistical indicators in the fields of health, education and community in New South Wales. It aims to provide a snapshot of the trends in each of these areas.  The focus is on the overall situation in New South Wales and how it has changed in recent years. Where relevant, comparisons are made to the situation in the other Australian States and Territories. For some of the indicators, comparisons are made between the various regions within New South Wales.

The sources of the data used are noted at the conclusion of each indicator. The Australian Bureau of Statistics is the primary source for the paper, but a number of other references have been utilised.

Health, Education and Community Indicators for NSW will be updated on an annual basis.”

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A review of suicide statistics in Australia – AIHW – 28 July 2009

Posted on July 28, 2009. Filed under: Mental Health Psychi Psychol | Tags: , , , |

A review of suicide statistics in Australia – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Injury research and statistics series no. 49

“A review of suicide statistics in Australia is a detailed report on the statistical processes used to track national suicide rates. Suicide is a matter of considerable public interest and policy significance so reliable statistical information on suicide occurrence is important. This report examines in detail the current methodologies used to track suicide rates, identifying issues with the process of suicide reporting and the extent of, and reason for, any under-enumeration of suicide. Revised estimates are provided and the report provides advice for the future statistical monitoring of suicide and self harm in Australia. This report provides a unique insight into the limitations of current data on suicide rates.”

Authored by Elnour A, Harrison J & Pointer S.

Published 28 July 2009; ISSN 1444-3791; ISBN-13 978 1 74024 911 9; AIHW cat. no. INJCAT 121; 114pp.

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Australian hospital statistics 2007-08 – AIHW – 10 June 2009

Posted on June 10, 2009. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , , |

Australian hospital statistics 2007-08 Australian Institute for Health and Welfare  10 June 2009

From the Media release:

“Public hospital emergency department visits are increasing at a rate faster than other hospital services, according to the 14th annual report on hospitals released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

There were more than 7 million presentations to emergency departments in 2007-08, with an average annual increase of close to 5% since 2003-04.

The report, Australian hospital statistics 2007-08 shows there were 7.9 million hospital admissions (public and private) in 2007-08, with an average annual increase of 3.6% since 2003-04. ” … continues on the media release site

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