NICE lessons to be learned: evaluation of the Scottish Health Purchasing Information Centre

Jane Farmer, R. Chesson

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    Abstract

    This study examined users' perceptions of the role and value of the Scottish Health Purchasing information Centre (SHPIC) from 1995 to 1998.

    Methods: Questionnaires and interviews were used to gather data from Scottish GP fundholders and health board managers at two stages,

    Results: Initially, purchasers sought help in identifying the most relevant information. By 1997, while some appreciated the clinical and cost-effectiveness information produced, others were critical of lack of timely production and apparent lack of cooperation between agencies.

    Conclusions: New U.K. agencies can learn from SHPIC's problems, specifically in producing clear, coordinated, timely, independent, and well-marketed information with implementation strategies. policy Implications: It is important to evaluate the impact of agencies to produce and disseminate evidence-based information, even if this has to be done pragmatically rather than as an outcomes-based assessment. Evidence from evaluations can inform direction and strategy for existing and new agencies.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)222-235
    Number of pages13
    JournalInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
    Volume17
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Keywords

    • technology assessment
    • biomedical
    • evaluation studies
    • health services administration
    • information management
    • medicine
    • evidence-based
    • HEALTH TECHNOLOGY-ASSESSMENT
    • POLICY
    • QUALITY
    • NHS

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    NICE lessons to be learned: evaluation of the Scottish Health Purchasing Information Centre. / Farmer, Jane; Chesson, R.

    In: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2001, p. 222-235.

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