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  • Tim Benson posted a new activity comment 8 months ago

    What sort of evaluation are you aiming to do. Different jobs need different tools. For example, are you mainly looking at impact on patients and families or staff, or money , or activity?

    • Thanks Tim
      We are mainly looking at the impact on families – do they feel supported and informed after diagnosis ? (We know they did not before because of previous feedback we have received)

  • Tim Benson posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    I am writing a book on PROMs and PREMs and have just done a 600-word section on digital literacy and readability, which I provide below. Comments welcomed.

    Readability
    Respondent burden depends on brevity and readability. Brevity is easy to measure – just count the words. Readability is more nuanced.

    Poor readability is a self-inflicted error b…Read more

  • Tim Benson posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    There are quite a lot of work on individualised outcome measures. We have developed one we call PSO (Person-specific outcomes). It is currently in the peer-review process, but I can semd you details if you wish.

    Tim Benson
    tim.benson@r-outcomes.com

  • Tim Benson posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    I think that resourcing Spread is also crucial. We have evaluated several projects and found that Spread was the key issue. Just because you have developed, validated and published in a peer-review journal that you have a better mouse-trap or whatever, does not mean that others will either adopt it, or if they do will get good results. It usually…Read more

    • Excellent point on spread. The AHSNs are tasked with this for many initiatives, and so a great job, though there are always so many complex barriers to spreading even ‘no brainer’ good initiatives. In GM we are trying to ensure the system is well-networked and this has helped quite a bit.

  • Tim Benson posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    Both Matthew and Wiliam mention PAM, which has been around for some time. You might also check out the Health Confidence Score (HCS), which is newer, broader and shorter but does much the same job.
    https://bmjopenquality.bmj.com/content/bmjqir/8/2/e000411.full.pdf

  • Tim Benson posted a new activity comment 1 year, 3 months ago

    This issue is fundamental. Medicine is siloed in a fundamental way. Doctors are grouped, trained and rewarded (think distinction/clinical excellence awards) according to their specialty. This affects the whole system (as Aneurin Bevan recognised). I doubt this problem will be sorted any time soon, but in the mean time any one-size-fits-all…Read more

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