Public Health Evaluation

Public health evaluation is the scientific discipline that allows the evaluation of health products and medical devices (pharmaco-epidemiology) and the evaluation of care. It uses data acquired through ad hoc studies and large medico-administrative databases (Système National des Données de Santé) and hospital health data warehouses.

Presentation of the research field

According to the ANDEM (National Agency for the Development of Medical Evaluation, dissolved in 1997) evaluation in public health is: "The process of quantitative and/or qualitative analysis, which consists in assessing either the progress of an action or a program, or in measuring their effects (i.e. the specific effects and consequences or impact)". The IPLESP contributes to the evaluation of public health actions and programs notably through its important interactions with social actors (in particular international bodies, ministries, agencies and public administrations).