Analysis of Healthcare Interventions that Change Patient Trajectories

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Rand Corporation, Oct 27, 2005 - Medical - 208 pages
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Examines interventions in the healthcare system that use Electronic Medical Record Systems (EMR-S) to affect patient trajectories--i.e., the sequence of encounters a patient has with the healthcare system--by improving health and thereby reducing healthcare utilization, or by reducing a costly form of utilization (e.g., inpatient stays) and increasing a more economical form (e.g., office visits to physicians, or prescription medications).
 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Chapter Two Building the Trajectory Database from the MEPS
5
Chapter Three Interpretting MEPSBased Estimates
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Chapter Four Avoiding Adverse Drug Events Through Computerized Physician Order Entry
47
Chapter Five ShortTerm Effects of Preventive Services
61
Chapter Six Management of Chronic Diseases
87
Chapter Seven Estimating LongTerm Effects of Healthy Behavior on Population Health Status and Healthcard
121
Chapter Eight The Patients Role in Disease Management and Lifestyle Changes
141
Chapter Nine Realizing the Potential
153
Bibliography
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James H. Bigelow (Ph.D., Operations Research (1970), Stanford University) is a senior mathematician at RAND.

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