DESK REVIEWS | 04.03.16. How are targets/milestones monitored? Is there evidence of achievements?

DESK REVIEW | 04.03.16. How are targets/milestones monitored? Is there evidence of achievements?

There are no monitoring targets specified in the policy documents. In terms of monitoring, there are health and social indicators available in the Brazilian Information Systems that may be used to support the monitoring of policies (such as mortality rate, number of live births, number of hospitalizations, many data stratified by sex, age etc.). For instance, some academic publications make use of these indicators to show advances or setbacks in the healthcare system. Another example is an article that shows positive impact of the Family Health Strategy program on mortality from heart and cerebrovascular diseases (Rasella et al., 2014).

References:

Rasella, D., Harhay, M. O., Pamponet, M. L., Aquino, R., & Barreto, M. L. (2014). Impact of primary health care on mortality from heart and cerebrovascular diseases in Brazil: A nationwide analysis of longitudinal data. BMJ, 349. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4014

The document does not mention specific timeline/milestones. There are no instruments mentioned to monitor (Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia, 2015b) and yet, no national evidence of evaluations linked to the national policy have been published.

References:

Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia. (2015b). National Strategy: Management of Alzheimer and Other Dementia Diseases: Towards Healthy and Productive Older Persons. Ministry of Health Republic of Indonesia.

Although progress has been made, no monitoring mechanisms have been established.

Not applicable as there is no dementia-specific policy or plan for South Africa.