Quality Improvement Research. Understanding The Science of Change in Health Care

  • ID: 2221637
  • Book
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Improvement in Quality of care isa a given in today′s health services. How this can best be achieved is still the subject of research and debate. The methodologies for research in managing change are the subject of this book.

Based on a series published jointly in the British Medical Journal and Quality and Safety in Health Care it discusses the techniques for research leading to cahnge and improvemnet of care.
Chapters Include:

Quality Improvement Research

Using Routine Comparative Data to Assess the Quality of Health Care

Research methods used in developing and applying quality indicators in primary care

Qualitative Methods in Research on Healthcare Quality

Research on Patients′ Views in the Evaluation and Improvement of Quality of Care

Research Designs for Studies Evaluating the Effectiveness of Change and Improvement Strategies

Evaluation of Quality Improvement Programmes

Process evaluation on quality improvement programmes

Systematic Reviews

Desiging a quality improvemnt intervention

Methods for Evaluation of Small Scale Quality Improvement Projects

Economic Evaluation

Statistical Process Control as a Tool for Research and Healthcare Improvement

Written by internationally recognised workers in quality improvement, this is and important reference for all health care workers and managers charged with evaluating and improving the quality of care in their institutions.
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Contributors.

1 Quality Improvement Research: The Science of.

Change in Health Care.

2 Research Methods used in Developing and Applying Quality Indicators in Primary Care.

3 Using Routine Comparative Data to Assess the Quality of Health Care.

4 Qualitative Methods in Research on Healthcare Quality.

5 Research on Patients′ Views in the Evaluation and Improvement of Quality of Care.

6 Systematic Reviews of the Effectiveness of Quality Improvement Strategies and Programmes.

7 Research Designs for Studies Evaluating the Effectiveness of Change and Improvement Strategies.

8 Evaluation of Quality Improvement Programmes.

9 Methods for Evaluation of Small Scale Quality Improvement Projects.

10 Designing a Quality Improvement Intervention: A Systematic Approach.

11 Process Evaluation of Quality Improvement Interventions.

12 Statistical Process Control as a Tool for Research and Healthcare Improvement.

13 Value for Money of Changing Healthcare Services? Economic Evaluation of Quality Improvement.

Index.

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Richard Grol
Richard W. Baker
Fiona Moss
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