Health Services Research Methods

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Author: Leiyu Shi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111804559

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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Written with an emphasis on health services delivery and management, Health Services Research Methods balances classic and current models and methodology. It showcases approaches to measuring the relevant structure, process, and outcome variables that can be used to address efficiency and equity issues in health care services delivery. Emerging health services research tools and skills are included as well as implications for practice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Encyclopedia of Health Services Research

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Author: Ross M. Mullner

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266115

Category: Medical

Page: 1456

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Today, as never before, healthcare has the ability to enhance the quality and duration of life. At the same time, healthcare has become so costly that it can easily bankrupt governments and impoverish individuals and families. Health services research is a highly multidisciplinary field, including such areas as health administration, health economics, medical sociology, medicine, , political science, public health, and public policy. The Encyclopedia of Health Services Research is the first single reference source to capture the diversity and complexity of the field. With more than 400 entries, these two volumes investigate the relationship between the factors of cost, quality, and access to healthcare and their impact upon medical outcomes such as death, disability, disease, discomfort, and dissatisfaction with care. Key Features Examines the growing healthcare crisis facing the United States Encompasses the structure, process, and outcomes of healthcare Aims to improve the equity, efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of healthcare by influencing and developing public policies Describes healthcare systems and issues from around the globe Key Themes Access to Care Accreditation, Associations, Foundations, and Research Organizations Biographies of Current and Past Leaders Cost of Care, Economics, Finance, and Payment Mechanisms Disease, Disability, Health, and Health Behavior Government and International Healthcare Organizations Health Insurance Health Professionals and Healthcare Organizations Health Services Research Laws, Regulations, and Ethics Measurement; Data Sources and Coding; and Research Methods Outcomes of Care Policy Issues, Healthcare Reform, and International Comparisons Public Health Quality and Safety of Care Special and Vulnerable Groups The Encyclopedia is designed to be an introduction to the various topics of health services research for an audience including undergraduate students, graduate students, andgeneral readers seeking non-technical descriptions of the field and its practices. It is also useful for healthcare practitioners wishing to stay abreast of the changes and updates in the field.

Handbook of Health Administration and Policy

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Author: Anne Kilpatrick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824702212

Category: Political Science

Page: 1120

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This comprehensive text offers a broad view of health care policy, health services delivery and organization, and health care management. Drawing on the insights of over 100 scholars and leading practitioners, it highlights organizational changes reflected in health care mergers, networks, and affiliations and describes the role of funding agencies in the direct provision of services. Providing over 2350 references, tables, and drawings, the book charts the influences of managed care on provisions, funding, and the configuration of providers and services, and portrays the increasingly influential and challenging role of health administrators.

The Demography of Health and Health Care

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Author: Louis G. Pol,Richard K. Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461580129

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

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The 1980s witnessed the emergence of an applied subdiscipline within de mography that is coming to be termed health demography. As yet there is no distinct body of research formally categorized under this heading, nor are there professionals who bear the title of health demographer. In fact, most of those involved with health demography are not demographers but sociologists, economists, epidemiologists, and others who are applying concepts and tech niques from demography to concrete problems in the delivery of health care. Nevertheless, the vague boundaries of this subdiscipline are becoming in creasingly visible, and the 1990s promise to be the era of health demography. Many factors have contributed to the emergence of this new field. The transition the health care industry underwent during the 1980s served to modify dramatically the mindset of those in health care from one based on a philanthropic orientation to a highly competitive business orientation. Al most overnight the industry became market driven and consumer oriented, resulting in an explosion in the demand for both demographic data and health statistics. The need to integrate and interpret data from these two fields has provided a major impetus for the development of health demography. At the same time, the redefining of health and illness along lines more in keeping with a social than a clinical perspective, and the reconceptualization of etiology within a lifestyles framework, have further emphasized the need for health demography.

Abstracts of Health Care Management Studies

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hospitals

Page: N.A

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Current significant studies of hospital management and planning. Although journal articles and other published literature are included, unpublished studies, such as those with limited or regional distribution, are also described. Focuses on the hospital and its environment, with emphasis on information gathered through structured surveys and studies. Classified arrangement. Author, source, subject, and microfilm indexes.

Contemporary health services

social science perspectives

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Author: Allen W. Johnson,Oscar Grusky,Bertram Herbert Raven

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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Accounting for Health and Health Care

Approaches to Measuring the Sources and Costs of Their Improvement

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Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on National Statistics,Panel to Advance a Research Program on the Design of National Health Accounts

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309156793

Category: Medical

Page: 238

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It has become trite to observe that increases in health care costs have become unsustainable. How best for policy to address these increases, however, depends in part on the degree to which they represent increases in the real quantity of medical services as opposed to increased unit prices of existing services. And an even more fundamental question is the degree to which the increased spending actually has purchased improved health. Accounting for Health and Health Care addresses both these issues. The government agencies responsible for measuring unit prices for medical services have taken steps in recent years that have greatly improved the accuracy of those measures. Nonetheless, this book has several recommendations aimed at further improving the price indices.

Introduction to Research - E-Book

Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies

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Author: Elizabeth DePoy,Laura N. Gitlin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291074

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more. Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner. Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms. Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies. Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.

Principles of Social Research

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Author: Mary Alison Durand,Tracey Chantler

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335263313

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Using examples from a range of settings, this book provides a clear introduction to basic principles in social research.

Health Services Research

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Author: G. N. Fracchia,M. Theofilatou

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9789051991369

Category: Medical

Page: 429

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Health Services Research is concerned with how health services are managed, financed and planned, with a view to deciding priorities in health care. It deals with the structure, economics, organization and outcome of health services and their relationship to social and environmental circumstances.

Behavioral Healthcare and Technology

Using Science-Based Innovations to Transform Practice

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Author: Lisa Marsch,Sarah Lord,Jesse Dallery

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199314047

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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In recent years, there has been an explosion of research focused on using technology in healthcare, including web- and mobile- health assessment and intervention tools, as well as smartphone sensors and smart environments for monitoring and promoting health behavior. This work has shown that technology-based therapeutic tools offer considerable promise for monitoring and responding to individuals' health behavior in real-time. They may also function as important "clinician-extenders" or stand-alone tools, may be cost-effective and may offer countless opportunities for tailoring behavioral monitoring and intervention delivery in a manner that is optimally responsive to each individual's profile and health behavior trajectory over time. Additionally, informational and communication technologies may be used in the context of decision support tools to help individuals better understand and access treatment. Technology may enable entirely new models of healthcare both within and outside of formal systems of care and thus offers the opportunity to revolutionize healthcare delivery. This edited book defines the state of scientific research related to the development, experimental evaluation, and effective dissemination of technology-based therapeutic tools targeting behavioral health. Behavioral Healthcare and Technology provides an overview of current evidence-based approaches to leverage technology to promote behavioral health, including management of substance use, mental health, diet/exercise, medication adherence, as well as chronic disease self-management. Additionally, the book defines the state of implementation research examining models for deploying technology-based behavioral healthcare systems and integrating them into various care settings to increase the quality and reach of evidence-based behavioral healthcare while reducing costs.

Social Sciences in Health Care and Medicine

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Author: Janet B. Garner,Thelma C. Christiansen

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781604562866

Category: Medical

Page: 266

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Health care and medicine are dependent upon a close interaction with social sciences and professions in order to effectively treat patients. Athough medicines have becoming more and more targeted in recent times, it is the recovery of the patient which is the true test of the system whether it be in a hospital setting or within a daily societal setting. Such interactions may be psychological or interactions with social organisations essential to phase the patient back into society. This book presents new issues, experiences and research in the field from around the globe.

Social Work Practice Research for the Twenty-First Century

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Author: Anne E. Fortune,Philip McCallion,Katharine Briar-Lawson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231512643

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Social work professionals must demonstrate their effectiveness to legislators and governments, not to mention clients and incoming practitioners. A thorough evaluation of the activities, ethics, and outcomes of social work practice is critical to maintaining investment and interest in the profession and improving the lives of underserved populations. Incorporating the concerns of a new century into a consideration of models for practice research, this volume builds on the visionary work of William J. Reid (1928-2003) who transformed social work research through empirically based and task-centered approaches-and, more recently, synthesized intervention knowledge for framing future study. This collection reviews the task-centered model and other contemporary Evidence-Based Practice models for working with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations. Essays demonstrate the value of these pragmatic approaches in the United States and international settings. Contributors summarize state-of-the-art methods in several key fields of service, including children and families, aging, substance abuse, and mental health. They also evaluate the research movement itself, outlining an agenda for today's sociopolitical landscape and the profession. This volume inspires practice research to prioritize evidence as a base for the profession.

Operational Research and the Social Sciences

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Author: S.A. Cropper,Michael C. Jackson,Paul Keys

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461307899

Category: Psychology

Page: 723

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Twenty five years ago, in 1964, The Operational Research Society's first International Conference (held at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge) took as its theme "Operational Research and the Social Sciences". The Conference sessions were organised around topics such as: Organisations and Control; Social Effects of Policies; Conflict Resolution; The Systems Concept; Models, Decisions and Operational Research. An examination of the published proceedings (J.R.Lawrence ed., 1966, Operational Research and the Social Sciences, Tavistock, London) reveals a distinct contrast between the types of contribution made by the representatives of the two academic communities involved. Nevertheless, the Conference served to break down some barriers, largely of ignorance about the objects, methods and findings of each concern. In the ensuing twenty five years, although debate has continued about the relationship between OR and the social sciences, mutual understanding has proved more difficult to achieve than many must have hoped for in 1964.

Understanding and Using Health Experiences

Improving patient care

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Author: Sue Ziebland,Angela Coulter,Joseph D. Calabrese,Louise Locock

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191643246

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Improving patient experience is a global priority for health policy-makers and care providers. The need to look at healthcare delivery through the eyes of patients is widely accepted, but how should it be done? What use can be made of this information, and what evidence is there that such exercises lead to better care? Understanding and Using Health Experiences: Improving patient care examines a broad range of different sources and techniques for gathering and analyzing health experiences. Providing an accessible and pragmatic overview of the diversity and richness of research in the field this book explores the strengths and limitations of different approaches, and assesses what each method can contribute to improving people's experience of illness, and the way that health services are delivered. The book looks at topics such as using focus groups to understand experiences of health and illness, patient surveys, and the internet as a source of information on people's experience. Using clear and engaging examples throughout, the book is accessibly written by experts in social science, health services, and health policy, and will be valuable to postgraduate students, healthcare practitioners, and individuals working in health and social policy, public sector management, and research.

The Cross-Cultural Approach to Health Behavior

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Author: L. Riddick Lynch

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 364

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A unique volume of studies that deals with the impact of cultural conditioning on health attitudes, health practices, and the whole concept of health. Consists of articles by 24 authorities, with the cultural groups studied representing the Americas, Africa, Asia and Island groups in the South Pacific.

Studying the Organisation and Delivery of Health Services

Research Methods

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Author: Pauline Allen,Nick Black,Aileen Clarke,Naomi Fulop,Stuart Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134516630

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.