Health Services Research Methods

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Author: Leiyu Shi

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428352295

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

Ed. by Ross M. Mullner

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Author: Ross M. Mullner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412951798

Category: Medical

Page: 1456

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At the very heart of modern healthcare is a critical paradox. Today, as never before, healthcare has the ability to enhance the quality and duration of life. At the same time, healthcare has become so enormously costly that it can easily bankrupt governments and impoverish individuals and families. According to federal forecasters, by the year 2015 one in every five U.S. dollars will be spent on healthcare, for total annual healthcare spending of more than $4 trillion. While the cost of healthcare is going up, the number of individuals and families without health insurance coverage is increasing. For many, the miracles of modern medicine may be unaffordable. Health services research investigates the relationship between the factors of cost, quality, and access to healthcare and their impact upon medical outcomes (i.e., death, disease, disability, discomfort, and dissatisfaction with care). Health services research addresses such key questions as, Why is the cost of healthcare always increasing? How can healthcare costs be successfully contained without jeopardizing quality? How can medical errors be eliminated? What is the medical impact of not having health insurance coverage? The proposed encyclopedia addresses these and other important questions and issues.

Mixed Methods in Health Sciences Research

A Practical Primer

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Author: Leslie Curry,Marcella Nunez-Smith

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483347141

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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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

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.

Jonas and Kovner's Health Care Delivery in the United States

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826120970

Category: Medical

Page: 616

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How do we understand and also assess the health care of America? Where is health care provided? What are the characteristics of those institutions which provide it? Over the short term, how are changes in health care provisions affecting the health of the population, the cost of care, and access to care?. Health Care Delivery in the United States, now in a thoroughly updated and revised 9th edition, discusses these and other core issues in the field. Under the editorship of Dr. Kovner and with the addition of Dr. James Knickman, Senior VP of Evaluation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, leading thinkers and practitioners in the field examine how medical knowledge creates new healthcare services. Emerging and recurrent issues from wide perspectives of health policy and public health are also discussed. With an easy to understand format and a focus on the major core challenges of the delivery of health care, this is the textbook of choice for course work in health care, the reference for administrators and policy makers, and the standard for in-service training programs.;chapter

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.

Culture and Meaning in Health Services Research

An Applied Approach

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Author: Elisa J Sobo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315430924

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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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.

Extreme Methods

Innovative Approaches to Social Science Research

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Author: J. Mitchell Miller,Richard A. Tewksbury

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social sciences

Page: 273

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This book promotes the "criminological ethnographic enterprise" which is the use of alternative qualitative research methods to study crime and deviance.

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.

Urban Health and Society

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research and Practice

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Author: Nicholas Freudenberg,Susan Klitzman,Susan Saegert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470483039

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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Praise for Urban Health and Society "This is a spectacular resource for practitioners, policymakers, researchers, and students interested in improving the lives and health of individuals and families in urban settings. This book provides the most current frameworks, research, and approaches for understanding how unique features of the urban physical and social environments that shape the health of over half of the world's population that is already residing in large cities. Its interdisciplinary research and practice focus is a welcome innovation." —Hortensia Amaro, associate dean, Urban Health Research; Distinguished Professor, Bouve College of Health Sciences; and director, Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University "Urban Health and Society: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Research and Practice provides students in public health, urban planning, social work, and other professions with the critical knowledge and practical guidance they need to work as effective members of interdisciplinary teams aimed at studying and addressing urban health problems. Throughout the chapters, the book's attention to community participation, social justice, and equity as well as interdisciplinary research methods make it an invaluable resource." —Barbara A. Israel, professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan "The book will be of great interest to academics, politicians, planners, and public health professionals attempting to understand or reduce urban health risks, create safe urban environments, and deliver effective and sustainable health services and programs to urban populations." —Stephen Lepore, professor and PhD program director, Department of Public Health, Temple University

Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Rule:

Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research

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Author: Committee on Health Research and the Privacy of Health Information: The HIPAA Privacy Rule,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Board on Health Care Services,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309124999

Category: Computers

Page: 334

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In the realm of health care, privacy protections are needed to preserve patients' dignity and prevent possible harms. Ten years ago, to address these concerns as well as set guidelines for ethical health research, Congress called for a set of federal standards now known as the HIPAA Privacy Rule. In its 2009 report, Beyond the HIPAA Privacy Rule: Enhancing Privacy, Improving Health Through Research, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Health Research and the Privacy of Health Information concludes that the HIPAA Privacy Rule does not protect privacy as well as it should, and that it impedes important health research.

Approaches to Social Research

The Case of Deaf Studies

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Author: Alys Young,Bogusia Temple

Publisher: Perspectives on Deafness

ISBN: 019992953X

Category: Psychology

Page: 199

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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.

Public Health Research Methods

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Author: Greg Guest,Emily E. Namey

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 148332222X

Category: Social Science

Page: 832

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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.

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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Evaluating Research in Health and Social Care

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Author: Roger Gomm,Gill Needham,Anne Bullman,Open University

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761964919

Category: Medical

Page: 333

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Practitioners across the caring professions increasingly need to know where evidence can be found and to evaluate different forms of evidence with a critical eye. This invaluable collection includes exemplars of a wide range of research techniques and provides a critical commentary for each. The commentary is designed to tackle jargon and demystify the text, highlighting the compromises that need to be made in real world research designs and the complexity of controlling relevant variables. The book seeks to underline the challenges of interpreting and generalising results both for the researchers and for those who fund their work. This is a set book for the Open University course K302 Critical Practice in Health and So

Introduction to Health Research Methods

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Author: Kathryn H. Jacobsen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 076378334X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 287

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From best-selling author of Introduction to Global Health, Introduction to Health Research Methods demystifies the research process and empowers students (and other new investigators) to conduct their own original research projects. Using clear language and practical examples, the text has five sections that describe the entire research process beginning with the identification of a research question and the selection of a study approach, proceeding through the collection and analysis of data and the preparation of a formal scientific report, and ending with academic and professional presentations and publishing. By breaking the research process down into manageable steps, Introduction to Health Research Methods communicates the excitement and importance of health research—and encourages readers to make their own contribution to improving the health of individuals and communities through research. Key features: • A step-by-step guide to conducting research in medicine, public health, and other health sciences • For classroom use or for guiding independent work on scholarly projects • Covers the entire research process from identifying a study question and selecting a study approach to collecting and analyzing data to disseminating the findings • Includes detailed information about how to conduct primary studies (collection of new data), secondary analyses (analysis of existing data), and tertiary studies (literature reviews) • Weaves elements of research ethics throughout the book

Law and Nursing E-Book

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Author: Jean McHale,John Tingle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702037710

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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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