Evaluation of the Child Health Check Initiative and the Expanding Health Service Delivery Initiative - Final Report

6 Overarching evaluation objectives

Evaluation of the Child Health Check Initiative and the Expanding Health Service Delivery Initiative - Final Report

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This section synthesises the points raised in the report about the three overarching evaluation 
objectives: effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness. It also discusses the concept of sustainability, 
which emerged as a fourth overarching evaluation issue and is a fundamental element of the ongoing 
reform of the NT PHC system.

In considering the three overarching evaluation objectives, we used the definitions provided by DoHA 
(see Section 1.3):

  • effectiveness—to improve the health of the remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 
in the NT
  • efficiency—to deliver the services in a cost-effective manner
  • appropriateness—to make sure the right services are delivered in the right way to the target population in a timely manner and in accordance with Australian Government priorities and policy.
6.1 Effectiveness
6.2 Efficiency
6.3 Appropriateness
6.4 Sustainability