Health Services Research Methods
ISBN: 1428352295
EAN13: 9781428352292
Language: English
Pages: 481
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 8.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
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. Benefits: * NEW New and expanded passages on important health services research (HSR) topics such as: scientific foundations of HSR; social epidemiology and the life course approach; ethics; evidence-based medicine; and effects of HIPAA on HSR * NEW Updated descriptions of computer-based data collection and analysis, including CATI and CAPI * NEW Current descriptions of research aids and directories, including: funding sources, primary and secondary data sources, Internet search engines, and government agencies involved in HSR * End-of-chapter review questions help readers assess their progress