Feasibility Study for the Evaluation of DHHS Programs Operated under Tribal Self-Governance. 6.8 - Comparison of Feasibility of the Three Illustrative Models

11/30/2003

Table 2:  Matrix of Feasibility Issues

 

Comprehensive Evaluation Model

Limited Evaluation Model

Evaluation Using Aggregate Monitoring and Reporting Data

New DHHS

 

DHHS Health

Obtaining Agreements to Participate

Difficult

Very Difficult

Possible

Possible

Availability of Comparison Groups

Possible but difficulties

Possible but difficulties

Possible

Patterns over time

Data Availability

Would require substantial new data requirements and primary data collection

Most data required are available, some primary data collection necessary

Would require some new data reporting

Data are all currently being reported. No new data requirements

Costs

Highest

Moderate to high

Moderate

Moderate to modest

Trade-off between comprehensiveness and usefulness of results and costs

Would produce reliable findings on a range of useful issues, but at high cost

Could produce findings on a range of issues, at moderate cost

Useful findings for a limited set of issues at moderate cost

Limited findings at modest cost

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