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Evaluation and quality assurance of health impact assessment

John Kemm

in Health Impact Assessment

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199656011
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191748028 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656011.003.0007
Evaluation and quality assurance of health impact assessment

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This chapter first distinguishes evaluation of a decision from evaluation of the HIA which informed it. It then discusses the meaning of effectiveness pointing out that there are ways other than influencing the decision in which and HIA can be effective. Evaluation has to consider the usefulness of the HIA to decision makers, the accuracy of its predictions and its effect on participation. For all of these there can be outcome evaluation or process evaluation. Case study and reflection are important aids to improving the quality of HIA. Checklists are a good method of quality assurance and peer review can also be useful.

Keywords: evaluation; effectiveness of HIA; outcome; process; use to decision makers; validating predictions; participation; case study; quality checklists

Chapter.  2997 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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