Posted: September 23rd, 2016
Refer back to Activity 3 and select an indicator currently being reported. If you cannot find any being collected in your workplace, look at an indicator collected by one of the performance indicator programs listed above or undertake a literature review.
Use the Good Indicator Guide to deconstruct the indicator. For the indicator, answer the 10 key questions on page 10. Would you regard your chosen indicators as an epidemiologically-sound (reliable and valid) indicator?
One of the indicators that our organisation measures is:
10 Key Questions
What is being measured?
Why is it being measured?
How is this indicator actually defined?
Who does it measure?
When does it measure it?
Will it measure absolute numbers or proportions?
Where does the data actually come from?
How accurate and complete will the data be?
Are there any caveats/warnings/problems?
Are particular tests needed such as standardisation, significance tests, or statistical process control to test the meaning of the data and the variation they show?
Would you regard your chosen indicators as an epidemiologically-sound (reliable and valid) indicator?
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