FINAL RESULTS REPORTING
Ultimately a decision point is reached where it is necessary to determine the success or failure of
a program intervention. The program needs to be measured on both clinical and financial bases.
When performance guarantees or contract continuance is to be determined, it can be vital that the
agreed upon modeling and results measures be run periodically as soon as the data is sufficient to
allow meaningful results and to establish trends. These periodic measures, though not final, can
be used as indicators of ultimate success.
The reason for running periodic final results models is to avoid surprises and to gather
information that can be useful in adapting program parameters to achieve greater success.
Interim runs of the final reporting metrics, in addition to ad hoc reporting may suggest to
thoughtful program supervisors interim steps that may improve outcomes.