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Effectiveness

The extent to which programmes achieve their objectives, in real-life settings.

 

Efficacy

The effect of an intervention under ideal conditions, with participants fully complying with the programme.

Efficiency

Maximising the benefit to any resource expenditure (funds, expertise, time, etc), or minimising the cost of any achieved benefit.

Evaluation

“measure/judge current service without reference to a standard, “What standard does this service achieve?”

http://www.hra.nhs.uk/documents/2013/09/defining-research.pdf

“A study in which research procedures are used in a systematic way to judge the quality or value of a service or intervention, providing evidence that can be used to improve it”
West of England Evaluation Strategy Group, 2013



			
			

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