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Department of Health and Human Services

Office of Inspector General -- AUDIT

"Review of Public Health Service Systems for Assuring that Programs Are Necessary, Productive and Nonduplicative," (A-01-93-01514)

September 19, 1994

Complete Text of Report is available in PDF format (2.1 MB). Copies can also be obtained by contacting the Office of Public Affairs at 202-619-1343.


This final report found that the Public Health Service (PHS) systems for assuring programs are necessary, productive and nonduplicative form a foundation that, with some reorganization and redirection, could satisfy current and future requirements. PHS could: (1) focus more evaluations on programs rather than processes and individual projects; (2) improve program evaluations so they can better measure program performance; and (3) integrate evaluations into the PHS program planning, legislative planning and budget systems. The PHS agreed with our recommendations.