Four criteria to evaluate providers' service-delivery response to new contraceptive introduction

Federico León R., Marcos Arévalo, Rebecka Lundgren, Victoria Jennings, Ana Huapaya, Rosario Panfichi

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Abstract

This article presents an evaluation framework developed to assess the first-level effects of introducing the Standard Days Method (SDM) in Peru Ministry of Health clinics. Four questions are asked: 1) To what extent do providers routinely achieve SDM service delivery standards? 2) Is the time invested in SDM delivery consistent with program norms? 3) How does SDM delivery compare with delivery of established methods? and 4) How does SDM introduction affect delivery of established methods? A study at 62 clinics demonstrated the framework's usefulness. The Standard Days Method introduction had positive overall effects on the quality of care but provider training needed adjustments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)364-390
Number of pages27
JournalEvaluation Review
Volume31
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Contraceptive introduction
  • Evaluation framework
  • Provider service delivery
  • Standard days method

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