Journal article

Utilisation of findings from the evaluation of a major primary mental health care initiative in Australia

F Kohn, J Pirkis, B Morley, L Naccarella, G Blashki

Evaluation Journal of Australasia | Published : 2007

Abstract

Much has been written about evaluation utilisation from a theoretical perspective, but relatively less emphasis has been given to empirical studies that examine how the findings from given evaluations are utilised. The current study examined the nature and extent of utilisation of the findings from an ongoing evaluation of a key component of a major national primary mental health care initiative in Australia. The initiative is known as the Better Outcomes in Mental Health Care (BOiMHC) program, and the component involves 111 Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) projects, which provide mental health care to people who might otherwise have difficulty accessing such services. Nine re..

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