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What measures would make up an effective, standardised approach to evaluation of condom distribution schemes?: How can we develop a standardised framework to evaluate condom schemes and what would be included in that evaluation?

Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)

Why this is important:- Hundreds of condom schemes in the UK are collecting data on usage. But the focus is on the number of condoms distributed and number of users. UK-specific evidence on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of schemes, using standardised frameworks for data collection and evaluation, would support outcome-based commissioning. It would also allow comparison of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of different models of condom provision and support local learning. High level area or national datasets would enable more rigorous analysis of the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of different types of scheme.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Sexually transmitted infections: condom distribution schemes
Date issued
April 2017

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 30/04/2017