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Using the evaluation process as a lever for improving health and healthcare accessibility: The case of HCV services organization in Quebec

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dc.contributor.author Brousselle, Astrid
dc.contributor.author Petit, Geneviève
dc.contributor.author Giraud, Marie-Josée
dc.contributor.author Rietmann, Michèle
dc.contributor.author Boisvert, Krystel
dc.contributor.author Foley, Véronique
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-19T00:14:05Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-19T00:14:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Brousselle, A., Petit, G., Firaud, M., Rietmann, M., Boisvert, K., & Foley, V. (2016). Using the evaluation process as a lever for improving health and healtchcare accessibility: The case of HCV services organization in Quebec. Evaluation and Program Planning, 55, 134- 143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.01.004. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.01.004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/12698
dc.description.abstract Background The evaluation process can be a lever to improve pathways of access to healthcare. The objective of this article is to show how an evaluation strategy can both contribute to knowledge development and have direct impacts on health services provision. We use the case of hepatitis C (HCV) services organization to illustrate the use and the value of this evaluative approach. Method Inspired by empowerment evaluation, the transformative–participatory approach involved overlapping phases of knowledge development and discussion with stakeholders. We conducted several knowledge development activities to discern the needs of people with HCV, the resources available, and the facilitators and impediments along the care pathway, starting from prevention and screening, all the way through to treatment. Using an overlapping approach allowed us to regularly transfer acquired knowledge back to the participants in the study settings and also to gather their impressions, interpretations, and suggestions during periods of deliberation. Results The knowledge development activities made it possible to document the needs, resources, and experiences of people affected by HCV. In the discussion sessions, viable solutions were identified to improve health and healthcare access for people with HCV and to prioritize certain actions. This project demonstrated that using the evaluation process can enable an instrumental, conceptual use of results and, in fact, can have a transformative impact on services organization. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Evaluation and Program Planning en_US
dc.subject Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Empowerment evaluation en_US
dc.subject Use en_US
dc.subject Hepatitis C en_US
dc.subject Access to care en_US
dc.title Using the evaluation process as a lever for improving health and healthcare accessibility: The case of HCV services organization in Quebec en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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