Research, Survey & Evaluation Methods & Tools

Program Evaluation

Abt Associates has more than 45 years of experience analyzing data and information. We evaluate payment, quality of care, and program effectiveness issues in acute, post-acute, long-term care, ambulatory, and a wide range of community health and other settings. We also evaluate programs focused on complex health issues—for instance, maternal and child health, and the continuum of institutional and community-based care. 

In each case, we work closely with our clients to develop the right protocols and approaches to answer their critical questions. 

Abt has the technical capabilities, state-of-the-art facilities, and experience to objectively evaluate health initiatives at all levels. We identify, recruit, and conduct focus groups quickly and effectively. We arrange in-depth interviews with diverse groups—from patients to high-level executives. We conduct broad-ranging surveys that collect extensive data. And we perform large-scale, multisite evaluations. 

Our multidisciplinary staff includes clinicians, health services researchers, data analysts, policy analysts, health economists, statisticians, and survey methodologists. 

Our broad experience encompasses all key areas of health—including family-centered care, women’s health, health promotion, healthcare finance, access to care, long-term care, post-acute care, disease management, managed care, mental health, drug and alcohol addiction, and children with special healthcare needs.