PLANNING FOR EVALUATION:
The need for clearly defined objectives for the evaluation process, analysis of the need for it, systematic measures for accomplishing its purpose and for judging the merit of evaluation scheme itself, are all important. Evaluation is a process which involves every member of the staff and the total range of programme, from the individual service visit to the health services of the country. Basic to specific planning for evaluation is the creation of an evaluative climate - the persistent direct and indirect reiteration of the question, "what difference did this service make?" and "how well did we do?" The supervisor or manager should take the responsibility for evaluation of services for which he is responsible. Rut every staff member and every service team member should be equally concerned with evaluation at their own ,level.
Various Levels of Evaluation:
Evaluation can be done at various levels; primary level, administration level, and supprotive and coordinative level.
Primary service Units - individuals;families, groups.
Administrative Units - agency, community
Supportive and coordinating units T
he method of evaluation should be selected according to the-leels of evaluation.
What should be evaluated? The three broad areas that need to be evaluated are the Plan the process and the product. Evaluation is an integral activity of the health care system.