Understanding Health Care Outcomes Research

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Robert Kane
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - Medical - 404 pages
Both practical and applied, this book makes sense of the new science of studying health care outcomes - a vital process in health care quality assurance. Understanding Health Care Outcomes Research, Second Edition, gives readers a wealth of expert advice on the basic framework needed to conduct any type of outcomes research, formulating the model, choosing the study design, developing meaningful measures, gathering data, and assessing and presenting results.The second edition includes new chapters on confounders, research design, and working within clinical settings. All chapters have been updated. Understanding Health Care Outcomes Research, Second Edition includes more attention to larger interventions that include population level changes.
 

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Contents

Specific Measures Outcomes
121
Specific Measures Risk Adjusters
217
Analysis
305
Research Issues
351
Index
389
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Professor, School of Public Health, Minnesota Chair in Long-term Care and Aging, Director, Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center, Director, University of Minnesota Clinical Outcomes Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minnesota

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