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FELISBERTO, Eronildo; FREESE, Eduardo; NATAL, Sonia  and  ALVES, Cinthia Kalyne de Almeida. A contribution to institutionalized health evaluation: a proposal for self-evaluation. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2008, vol.24, n.9, pp. 2091-2102. ISSN 0102-311X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-311X2008000900015.

In the context of measures to institutionalize the evaluation of primary health care in Brazil, the Ministry of Health proposed a formative and normative evaluation of the implementation of the project entitled Technical Capacity-Building of State Health Departments for Monitoring and Evaluation, as part of the National Policy for the Evaluation of Primary Care. One of the objectives was to develop a self-evaluation model using the rapid evaluation method (REM). This article presents the stages concluded to date in the self-evaluation model, together with the theoretical references. The final self-evaluation proposal was based on a theoretical evaluation model developed for formative evaluation and included the principal actions proposed for State health management, with all the tested indicators, thus increasing the internal validity and consistency. The final perspective is that this instrument, used with a participatory approach as provided in the proposal, helps assess the extent to which the project's objectives and actions are achieved, while identifying situations that can interfere in different contexts.

Keywords : Health Evaluation; Primary Health Care; Health Management.

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