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Research and evaluation
Conducting evaluative research into therapeutic programs is a means of documenting and confirming social investment, and allows considerable scope for innovation in research, services, social policy and national strategies.

The research methods used in evaluating KETHEA include qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis and design which conform to the specifications laid down by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the EMCDDA and the Council of Europe.

The KETHEA assessment system provides for both internal and external review.

The internal assessment procedure includes a central CMIS reporting system for managing clinical, administrative and financial data (CMIS), assessing the satisfaction of service recipients and the wider community, human resource evaluation, procedure and effectiveness evaluation, the continuous improvement of quality of service, cost analysis, social planning, and personal satisfaction.

The external evaluation procedure includes KETHEA’s International External Evaluation Committee, which is composed of Dr George De Leon, Dr David Deitch, Dr Mertien Kooyman and Dr Giles Amado. The Committee visits therapeutic communities, performs ad hoc research, and evaluates finances, effectiveness, and the satisfaction of the staff and the wider community.

Assessment tools used by KETHEA.

Biographical notes for the members of the International External Evaluation Committee.
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