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Essay

Evaluating eHealth: How to Make Evaluation More Methodologically Robust

  • Richard James Lilford mail,

    r.j.lilford@bham.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Division of Primary Care, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • Jo Foster,

    Affiliation: Division of Primary Care, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • Mike Pringle

    Affiliation: School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 24, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000186
  • Published in PLOS Medicine

About the Authors

Richard James Lilford, Jo Foster
Division of Primary Care, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Mike Pringle
School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: r.j.lilford@bham.ac.uk

Competing Interests

RL and JF are responsible for commissioning the NPFIT Evaluation Programme, and MP is Chairman at the Steering Committee for this programme. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the NHS or the Department of Health.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RL JF MP. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: RL. Contributed to the writing of the paper: RL JF MP. RL wrote the article iteratively with JF and MP who provided helpful feedback at each stage.