Identifying and selecting suitable criteria is an important consideration in evaluating the performance of public sector organizations.
Which criteria are chosen, and how they are weighted, will depend largely on the perspective being taken ; different stakeholders (for example, clients, providers or commissioners are likely to emphasize different criteria.
In this paper a number of criteria are identified and an argument is developed to indicate which criteria are likely to be valued by various stakeholders.
Furthermore, a number of approaches and mechanisms for evaluation are identified and the links between these, the criteria appropriate to them and the various stakeholders are made explicit.
Finally, the issue of politics and the distribution of power between the stakeholders is addressed with a call for greater explicitness in using and balancing criteria (for example, as between professionals and the intended beneficiairies of services).
In this way, while recognizing the inherent political nature of performance evaluation, the planning and implementation of services may be improved by a more mutually informed approach to evaluation.
Mots-clés Pascal : Evaluation, Système santé, Secteur public, Acteur, Royaume Uni
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Evaluation, Health system, Public sector, Actor, United Kingdom
Notice produite par :
ENSP - Ecole nationale de la santé publique (devenue EHESP)
Cote : 96/06 V
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 10/04/1997.