Evidence-based Healthcare and Public Health: How to Make Decisions about Health Services and Public Health

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Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009 - Medical - 426 pages
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A guide to evidence-based decision making for healthcare, medical and nurse managers.

  • New edition of a highly praised and successful book in one of the hottest areas of medicine.
  • Covers the vital areas for healthcare managers - finding and appraising evidence and developing the capacity of individuals and organisations to use evidence.
  • Pressure on healthcare services is growing - this book will be indispensable for managers making difficult decisions about the allocation of scarce resources.
  • Exceptionally well written - highly praised by the Journal of the American Medical Association and the British Medical Journal.


  • More on managerial decision making and managerial options in the face of financial pressure on resources.
  • More focus on how to get better outcomes - how to improve quality rather than just how to measure quality.
  • Updating throughout.
 

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Contents

The globalisation of healthcare problems and their solutions
1
Evidencebased health services
11
Doing the right things right
41
Making decisions about health services
67
Finding goodquality evidence
109
Appraising the quality of research
125
Assessing the outcomes found
181
Evidencebased health service management
247
Evidencebased public health
303
Developing the skills of individuals
333
Evidencebased clinical practice
361
Evidencebased healthcare in the 21st century
391
Index
405
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