Table 2

Conceptual outcomes framework7 19 and examples for evaluation

LevelLevel nameDefinitionExample
Level 7Population health statusDescribes community health status at the international, national or community level% of patients receiving the standard of care in the state
Level 6Patient health statusDescribes health status of patients of a provider (eg, hospital or practice)% of patients receiving the standard of care in a particular hospital or practice group
Level 5Clinician
Describes the frequency that providers perform key tasks, such as processes of careThe evaluation of a provider to perform the standards of care. This may be evaluated by processes of care, such as SEP-1
Level 4CompetenceThe combination and the integration of the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to perform a task effectivelyA provider successfully demonstrates how to perform a task, such as delivering the standard of care
Level 3Learning: dispositional knowledgeThe attitudes, value, interests and intentions that direct and guide an individual’s thinking, acting and learningMay be evaluated through observation
Level 3Learning: procedural knowledgeThe variety of skills needed to achieve a goal through thinking and actingEvaluation through demonstration in a controlled environment
Level 3Learning: declarative knowledgeThe facts, concepts and propositions that we need to know to perform a taskEvaluation with a comparison of pretest and post-test
Level 2SatisfactionThe degree that the participants' expectations for the activity were metQuestionnaires
Level 1ParticipationDescribes the number of learners who participate in an educational activityAttendance records