Health Services Research Methods


Author: Leiyu Shi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111804559

Category: Medical

Page: 576

View: 6755

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.

Studying the Organisation and Delivery of Health Services

Research Methods


Author: Director of the Centre for Early Christian Studies Pauline Allen,Pauline Allen,Nick Black,Aileen Clarke,Naomi Fulop,Stuart Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134516649

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 9128

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

Handbook of Health Administration and Policy


Author: Anne Kilpatrick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824702212

Category: Political Science

Page: 1120

View: 3779

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.

Encyclopedia of Health Services Research


Author: Ross M. Mullner

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452266115

Category: Medical

Page: 1456

View: 5031

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.

The Demography of Health and Health Care


Author: Louis G. Pol,Richard K. Thomas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461580129

Category: Political Science

Page: 376

View: 1988

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.

Accounting for Health and Health Care

Approaches to Measuring the Sources and Costs of Their Improvement


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: 9780309186841

Category: Medical

Page: 238

View: 6546

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.

Mixed Methods in Health Sciences Research

A Practical Primer


Author: Leslie Curry,Marcella Nunez-Smith

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483347141

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 5607

Mixed Methods in Health Sciences Research: A Practical Primer, by Leslie Curry and Marcella Nunez-Smith, presents key theories, concepts, and approaches in an accessible way. Packed with illustrations from the health sciences literature, this ready-to-use guidebook shows readers how to design, conduct, review, and use mixed methods research findings. Helpful checklists, figures, tables, templates, and much more give readers examples that will elevate the quality of their research, facilitate communication about their methods, and improve efficiency over the course of their projects. Real-world examples and insights from mixed methods researchers provide unique perspectives on every aspect of mixed methods research. This book successfully pulls together foundational mixed methods principles, synthesizes the knowledge base in the field, and translates it for a health science researcher audience. “The content is highly applicable to real life research teams in the areas of clinical research, health services research, and implementation science, providing sound content and practical advice. The authors have synthesized and pull key concepts from a variety of sources to provide a concise resource.” —Linda M. Herrick, South Dakota State University “Everything from the references, to the topics, checklists, conceptual graphic representations, and organizers, interviews, and resources, all contribute to the content and aid with understanding and/or application. … It addresses specific MM research as it pertains to health sciences in a way that other texts just do not even attempt.” —Denise L. Winsor, University of Memphis “[This text is] a very pragmatic approach to mixed methods research; excellent resources, tables, and figures [are] provided, along with cases and examples of value to researchers and grant reviewers. Its relevance to practice, education, and research, as well as to potential policy implications, is a strong focus that would make this a valued textbook for any researcher!” ? —Karen Devereaux Melillo, University of Massachusetts Lowell “The text is cutting edge. It leads the way with its focus on team dynamics. [The authors] succeed in making the book relevant and practical. They also articulate a number of key insights in the area of mixed methods that rarely get addressed, such as teams and conflict. Great read with a lot of good, practical information for mixed methods researchers at all levels. The practical approach of this text makes it an innovative and valuable resource.” —John G. Schumacher, University of Maryland

Abstracts of Health Care Management Studies


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hospitals

Page: N.A

View: 2647

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.

Methods in Social Epidemiology


Author: J. Michael Oakes,Jay S. Kaufman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780787985943

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 7300

Social epidemiology is the study of how socialinteractions—social norms, laws, institutions, conventia,social conditions and behavior—affect the health ofpopulations. This practical, comprehensive introduction to methodsin social epidemiology is written by experts in the field. It isperfectly timed for the growth in interest among those in publichealth, community health, preventive medicine, sociology, politicalscience, social work, and other areas of social research. Topics covered are: Introduction: Advancing Methods in Social Epidemiology The History of Methods of Social Epidemilogy to 1965 Indicators of Socioeconomic Position Measuring and Analyzing 'Race' Racism and Racial Discrimination Measuring Poverty Measuring Health Inequalities A Conceptual Framework for Measuring Segregation and itsAssociation with Population Outcomes Measures of Residential Community Contexts Using Census Data to Approximate Neighborhood Effects Community-based Participatory Research: Rationale and Relevancefor Social Epidemiology Network Methods in Social Epidemiology Identifying Social Interactions: A Review, MultilevelStudies Experimental Social Epidemiology: Controlled CommunityTrials Propensity Score Matching Methods for Social Epidemiology Natural Experiments and Instrumental Variable Analyses inSocial Epidemiology and Using Causal Diagrams to Understand Common Problems inSocial Epidemiology. "Publication of this highly informative textbook clearlyreflects the coming of age of many social epidemiology methods, theimportance of which rests on their potential contribution tosignificantly improving the effectiveness of the population-basedapproach to prevention. This book should be of great interest notonly to more advanced epidemiology students but also toepidemiologists in general, particularly those concerned withhealth policy and the translation of epidemiologic findings intopublic health practice. The cause of achieving a ‘morecomplete’ epidemiology envisaged by the editors has beensignificantly advanced by this excellent textbook." —Moyses Szklo, professor of epidemiology andeditor-in-chief, American Journal of Epidemiology, JohnsHopkins University "Social epidemiology is a comparatively new field of inquirythat seeks to describe and explain the social and geographicdistribution of health and of the determinants of health. This bookconsiders the major methodological challenges facing this importantfield. Its chapters, written by experts in a variety ofdisciplines, are most often authoritative, typically provocative,and often debatable, but always worth reading." —Stephen W. Raudenbush, Lewis-Sebring DistinguishedService Professor, Department of Sociology, University ofChicago "The roadmap for a new generation of social epidemiologists. Thepublication of this treatise is a significant event in the historyof the discipline." —Ichiro Kawachi, professor of social epidemiology,Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, HarvardUniversity "Methods in Social Epidemiology not only illuminates thedifficult questions that future generations of socialepidemiologists must ask, it also identifies the paths they mustboldly travel in the pursuit of answers, if this excitinginterdisciplinary science is to realize its full potential. Thisbeautifully edited volume appears at just the right moment to exerta profound influence on the field." —Sherman A. James, Susan B. King Professor of PublicPolicy Studies, professor of Community and Family Medicine,professor of African-American Studies, Duke University

Migration and Health

A Research Methods Handbook


Author: Marc B. Schenker,Xóchitl Castañeda,Alfonso Rodriguez-Lainz

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520277945

Category: Medical

Page: 536

View: 1331

This path-breaking handbook is the first to engage with the many unique issues that arise in the study of migrant communities, offering a comprehensive description of quantitative and qualitative methodologies useful in work with migrant populations. Simultaneous eBook.

Approaches to Social Research

The Case of Deaf Studies


Author: Alys Young,Bogusia Temple

Publisher: Perspectives on Deafness

ISBN: 019992953X

Category: Psychology

Page: 199

View: 5287

In this book Alys Young and Bogusia Temple explore the relationship between key methodological debates in social research and the special context of studies concerning deaf people.

Culture and Meaning in Health Services Research

An Applied Approach


Author: Elisa J Sobo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315430924

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 3581

Culture and Meaning in Health Services Research is a practical guide to applying interpretive qualitative methods to pressing healthcare delivery problems. A leading medical anthropologist who has spent many years working in applied healthcare settings, Sobo combines sophisticated theoretical insights and methodological rigor with authentic, real-world examples and applications. In addition to clearly explaining the nuanced practice of ethnography and guiding the reader through specific methods that can be used in focus groups or interviewing to yield useful findings, Sobo considers the social relationships and power dynamics that influence field entry, data ownership, research deliverables, and authorship decisions. Crafted to communicate the importance of culture and meaning across the many disciplines engaged in health services research, this book is ideal for courses in such fields as public health and health administration, nursing, anthropology, health psychology, and sociology.

Law and Nursing E-Book


Author: Jean McHale,John Tingle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037710

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 6711

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The new and fully updated edition of this leading textbook places law in the context of nursing practice today. Recent developments examined include the Human Tissue Act 2004, which regulates the use of human material for research and transplantation purposes; the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which regulates treatment concerning patients lacking mental capacity; new developments in patient safety and risk management; and the revised NHS patient complaints system. Up to date information on: The revised NHS patient complaints system; Human Tissue Act 2004; Mental Capacity Act 2005; and Developments in patient safety and risk management Accessible, up to date account of the law and its application to nursing practice Coverage of controversial subject areas such as assisted suicide Information on nurse prescribing

Introduction to Research - E-Book

Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies


Author: Elizabeth DePoy,Laura N. Gitlin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291074

Category: Medical

Page: 384

View: 3617

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.

Shaping Health Policy

Case Study Methods and Analysis


Author: Exworthy, Mark,Peckham, Stephen,Martin Powell

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 184742757X

Category: Medical

Page: 348

View: 4233

This collection, written by leading health policy researchers, examines the role that case-studies play in British health policy, covering key health policy literatures in the policy process, analytical frameworks and seminal moments of the NHS.

Principles of Social Research


Author: Mary Alison Durand,Tracey Chantler

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335263313

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

View: 5584

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

Public Health Research Methods


Author: Greg Guest,Emily E. Namey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148332222X

Category: Social Science

Page: 832

View: 3797

Public Health Research Methods, edited by Greg Guest and Emily Namey, provides a comprehensive foundation for planning, executing, and monitoring public health research of all types. The book goes beyond traditional epidemiologic research designs to cover state-of-the-art, technology-based approaches emerging in the new public health landscape. Written by experts in the field, each chapter includes a description of the research method covered, examples of its application in public health, clear instructions on how to execute the method, and a discussion of emerging issues and future directions. In addition, each chapter addresses the topic in the context of global health and health disparities. Such breadth provides readers with practical tools they can use in the field, as well as a current understanding of conceptual discussions. Illustrated with engaging case studies that enhance understanding of the concepts presented, Public Health Research Methods is a comprehensive, must-have reference ideal for researchers in all sectors—government, academia, and non-profit.