Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

The Voluntary Health Sector in Canada: Outcomes and Measurement

by Terry Albert, Barbara Legowski

The discussion paper on Outcomes and Measurement in the Voluntary Health Sector is part of the project entitled: The Voluntary Health Sector: An Assessment of its Size, Scope and Value. This paper compliments the project's objective of analyzing and measuring both the qualitative and quantitative economic and non-economic contributions of the sector. It reviews the literature on measuring health outcomes and considers the feasibility of measuring the inputs, outputs and outcomes of health nonprofits. The authors also make recommendations on what can be measured to determine the contributions of health nonprofits to Canadians' health and/or to the health care system.

Release Date: 29 Oct 1999
Number of pages: 65
Document number: 18465