Indicators for Monitoring National Drug Policies
(1999; 250 pages) [French] View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER I: Introduction
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER II: Development of the manual
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER III: Model lists of indicators
Close this folderCHAPTER IV: Methodology for indicator calculation
View the documentOrganizing the data collection
View the documentCollecting data
View the documentAnalysis and reporting
View the documentConducting surveys
View the documentCalculating the value of a basket of drugs
Open this folder and view contentsCHAPTER V: Detailed presentation of indicators
Open this folder and view contentsANNEX 1: Data collection forms
View the documentANNEX 2: Glossary
View the documentANNEX 3: Table of random numbers
View the documentBACK COVER
 

CHAPTER IV: Methodology for indicator calculation

The objective of this chapter is to provide information on the various steps which should be taken when applying indicators, as part of an indicator exercise (assessment of the pharmaceutical situation at a moment in time) or within a continuous monitoring system.

When assessing or monitoring a national drug policy (NDP), identifying appropriate indicators and data sources, determining how to collect the data, organizing the collection and analysing the results should be carefully planned. The choice of the indicators and the quality of the information collected will affect the validity of the results and the appropriateness of the changes proposed. The main steps for ensuring that the results of the monitoring are accurate and reliable are reviewed below.

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