TY - CHAP A1 - Aida Isabel Tavares A2 - Carolina Freitas ED1 - Sandeep Reddy ED2 - Aida Isabel Tavares Y1 - 2020-03-11 PY - 2020 T1 - The Burden of Informal Caregivers of Alzheimer’s Patients: An Estimation to Portugal N2 - As the costs and resources of delivering health services have increased over the years, the importance of evaluating health services and interventions has become essential. An evaluation provides a systematic process of assessing the efficacy and efficiency of health services, including an assessment of their impact on beneficiaries, whether it be individuals or communities. Evaluation in the health sector includes the evaluation of burden disease where human and economic costs resulting from poor health are measured.In this book, various evaluation studies are detailed, providing an excellent resource for both evaluation practitioners and academics alike. The geographical range and variety of case studies showcase how evaluation has become integral for health service planning and assessment and to assist public health policy makers decide how to use limited resources to minimize burden and inequity. This book will act as a ready resource for both workers experienced in health service evaluation and those intending to learn about burden of disease of evaluation. BT - Evaluation of Health Services SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.90673 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.90673 SN - 978-1-83880-163-2 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-11 ER -