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TitleEpidemiology and the Delivery of Health Care Services [electronic resource] : Methods and Applications / edited by Denise M. Oleske
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1995
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Descript XV, 235 p. online resource


In this introductory textbook to epidemiology, students will discover the knowledge and skills required for managing population-based health care under health reform. Fundamental epidemiological techniques are presented teaching students to assess the health status of populations served; determine appropriate interventions based upon knowledge of factors which affect health status; and evaluate the impact of health care systems, programs, technologies, and policies on the health status of populations. Each chapter includes case studies and discussion questions


1โ{128}{148}An Epidemiologic Perspective for Health Care Management -- An Epidemiologic Framework for Health Services Delivery -- Brief History of the Application of Epidemiology in the Delivery of Personal Health Services in the United States -- Reasons for Applying Epidemiology in Health Services Management -- Feasibility of Using Epidemiology in Planning and Evaluating Health Care Services -- Summary -- Case Studies -- References -- 2โ{128}{148}Measurement Issues in the Use of Epidemiologic Data -- Methods of Measurement -- Logistics of Measurement -- Reliability and Validity of a Measure -- Classification of Health Status -- Control of Measurement Error -- Summary -- Case Studies -- References -- 3โ{128}{148}Descriptive Epidemiologic Measures -- Measuring the Frequency of Health Events in Populations -- Format of Descriptive Epidemiologic Measures -- Summary -- Case Studies -- References -- 4โ{128}{148}Strategic Planning, an Essential Management Tool for Health Care Organizations, and Its Epidemiologic Basis -- Epidemiologic Basis of Strategic Planning -- The Theoretical Basis of Strategic Planning -- The Strategic Planning Process -- The Format and Content of the Strategic Plan -- Conclusions -- Case Studies -- References -- 5โ{128}{148}Evaluating Health Care Programs and Systems: An Epidemiologic Perspective -- Conceptual Dimensions of Health System Evaluation -- Analytic Approaches to Evaluation: An Epidemiologic Perspective -- Prospects of Health Services Evaluation -- Conclusion -- Case Studies -- References -- 6โ{128}{148}Control of Transmissible Diseases in Health Care Organizations -- Infectious Disease Concepts -- Managing Disease Outbreaks -- Blood-Borne Disease Transmission -- Airborne Disease -- Special Considerations in Infectious Disease Control by Specific Health Care Service Setting -- Conclusion -- Case Studies -- References -- 7โ{128}{148}Technology Assessment -- Defining Technology Assessment and Its Function -- Categories of Technology -- Technology Life Cycle -- Targeting Technologies for Assessment -- How Is Technology Assessment Performed? -- Who Does Technology Assessment? -- Problems in Performing Technology Assessment -- Future of Technology Assessment -- Technology Assessment and Health Care Reform -- Summary -- Case Studies -- References -- 8โ{128}{148}Epidemiology and Health Care Quality Management -- Theory of Quality Management -- Interrelationship between Health Care Quality Management and Epidemiology -- Quality Assessment -- Quality Improvement Techniques -- Improving System Performance -- Summary -- Case Studies -- References -- 9โ{128}{148}Managing Health Care Systems from an Epidemiologic Perspective -- Application of Epidemiology in Managing the Delivery of Health Care -- Linking National or Regional Policy Initiatives with Local Health Systems -- Strategically Developing New Services or Planning Changes in Existing Ones -- Projecting the Human Resources Necessary to Provide Health Care to a Population -- Monitoring Institutional Performance with Respect to Population Health Status -- Measuring the Success of Institutional Linkages and/or System Configurations to Effect Changes in the Health Status of the Population -- Conclusion -- Case Studies -- References -- 10โ{128}{148} Epidemiology and the Public Policy Process -- A Contextual Framework for the Relationship between Policy and Epidemiology: Public Health -- Public Policy: An Interactive Process -- The Interrelationship between Epidemiology and Public Policy -- Ethical Considerations of Policy Decisions and Their Relationship to Epidemiologic Data -- Summary -- Case Studies -- References -- Suggested Answers to Selected Case Studies Questions

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