Healthcare Outcomes Management: Strategies for Planning and Evaluation

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 265 pages
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Healthcare Outcomes Management: Strategies for Planning and Evaluation explores the critical assessment of healthcare outcomes management and planning using the biopsychosocial approach of healthcare delivery as the framework for discussion. Focusing on the four critical dimensions of effectiveness, efficiency, humanity, and equity, this book zeroes in on the evaluation processes most vital to healthcare consumers. It includes a number of different measuring methodologies, and their strengths and weaknesses as they apply to healthcare outcomes management and planning.
  

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Contents

Preface
Quality Improvement in Health Care
Healthcare Delivery in the 21st Century
Systems Approach to Healthcare Outcomes
The Biomedical Point of View 51
The Biopsychosocial Point of View 61
Applied Healthcare Outcomes Management
Healthcare Evaluation Design 89
Measuring Patient Satisfaction 117
Measuring CostEffectiveness 135
Measuring Equity 157
Populationbased Medicine in Healthcare
Environmental Health and Outcomes
References 241
Index 251
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