Conducting Health Outcomes Research

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Author: Robert Kane, MD, David Radosevich, PhD, RN
Affiliation: Professor, School of Public Health, Minnesota Chair in Long-term Care and Aging, Director, Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center, Di
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN 10: 0763786772
ISBN 13: 9780763786779
eISBN: 9781449619855
Edition: 1st
Conducting Health Outcomes Research is a resource no quality-minded health care professional should be without. 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. It 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. Based on the authors' collective experience teaching this subject to a diverse group of students with varying degrees of clinical and epidemiological backgrounds, this book considers the increasing attention to evidence-based medicine and the importance of comparative effectiveness research.
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