Pertinence de la recension réaliste des écrits pour l'analyse des évaluations de programmes complexes : l'exemple du suivi dans la communauté en santé mentale

Traditional methods for systematic review may be less suitable for synthesizing data from evaluations of complex social programs. The realist review is a promising new method for systematically reviewing data from the evaluation of complex social programs. This article discusses the realist review and its relevance forsynthesizing data from evaluations of complex programs. As an example, reviews of mental health case management programs are critically analyzed. The realist review has the potential to address some of the deficiencies identified.