Managerial Epidemiology for Health Care Organizations

ISBN-10: 0787978914

ISBN-13: 9780787978914

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

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Description: Epidemiology is the foundation of population-based health planning. This practical book will make epidemiology accessible for health care managers and administrators.

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Book details

List price: $90.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/8/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibits
Preface
The Authors and Contributors
Epidemiology in Health Care Administration
Introduction
Philosophic Framework
Focus and Uses of Epidemiology
Observational Epidemiology
Experimental Epidemiology
Preventive Medicine
Current Issues in Health Care Administration
The Concept of Populations and Communities
Managing Health Care for Populations and Communities
The Role of Epidemiology
Summary
Study Questions
Description of Health
Introduction
Health and Disease
Definitions
International Classification of Diseases and Related Problems
Health Status
Descriptive Information
Person Variables
Place Variables
Time
Other Descriptive Variables
Sources of Descriptive Information
Vital Statistics
Medical Records
Reportable Diseases
Reimbursement Approaches
Current Procedural Terminology
Diagnosis-Related Groups
Summary
Study Questions
Measurement of Health
Introduction
Measures
Counts
Rates
Ratios
Proportions
Measuring Morbidity
Incidence Rate
Prevalence Rate
Period Prevalence
Measuring Mortality
Death Rates
Potential Years of Life Lost
Measuring Health
Survival Rate
Health-Related Quality of Life
Other Rates
Summary
Study Questions
Designs for Studying the Health and Health Needs of Populations
Introduction
Risk and Causation
Study Designs
Experimental Studies
Clinical Trials
Observational Studies
Association of Risk Factors and Health and Disease
Measuring Association in Prospective Studies
Measuring Association in Retrospective Studies
Application to Population Health Management
Summary
Study Questions
Standardizing Population Health Information
Introduction
Stratification
Matching
Standardization of Information
Direct Method of Standardization
Indirect Method of Standardization
Risk Adjustment
Summary
Study Questions
Medical Management in Population Health Care
Introduction
Medical Management
Clinical Effectiveness
Validity
Managerial Aspects of Validity
Reliability
Impact of Test Information
Clinical Practice Analysis
Managing Chronic Diseases
Managing Infectious Epidemics
Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Infectious Epidemics
Surveillance
Bioterrorism
Summary
Study Questions
Planning Health Care for Populations
Introduction
The Planning Process
Strategic Planning
Evaluation and Monitoring Population Health
Data Types
Community Health Status Evaluation
Integrated Health Care Services
Performance Improvement
Rapid Cycle Improvement
Statistical Process Control
Planning for Need
Summary
Study Questions
Population Health Outcomes and Quality of Care
Introduction
Assessing Health Outcomes
Health Status Assessment
Patient Satisfaction and Expectations Assessment
Monitoring Health Outcomes
Managing with Health Outcomes
Uses of Outcomes Assessment
Benchmarking
Best Practices and Practice Guidelines
Application of Best Practice Assessment
Quality of Health Care
Statistical Process Control
Six-Sigma Technology
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program
Quality of Life and Global Burden of Disease
Summary
Study Questions
Marketing Health Care for Populations
Introduction
Marketing and Population Health
Marketing
The Role of Marketing
Marketing the Health Care System
Market Research
Sampling
Market Research Data Analysis
Patient Satisfaction
Demand Estimation
Validity and Reliability of Market Research
Summary
Study Questions
Economic Analysis of Health Care for Populations
Introduction
Economic Evaluation
Cost Analysis
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
Discounting
Cost-Utility Analysis
Sensitivity Analysis
Burden-of-Disease Analysis
Example of Economic Analysis
Summary
Study Questions
Expanding Emergency Health Care Services
Introduction
Emergency Department Use
Description of Hospitals
Time Analysis
Payment Sources
Patient Disposition
Reason for Visit
Risk of an Urgent Visit
Quality of Hospital Care
Introduction
Population Characteristics
Age
Days of Care
Age and Sex
Primary Payment Source
Patient Satisfaction and Quality Improvement
Managed Care Contracting
Pediatric Inpatient Services
Introduction
Population Characteristics
Westside Hospital Network
Historical Utilization Trends
Community Relations in a Hospital Service Area
Introduction
Population Characteristics
Pediatric Population
Adult Population
Population Health Characteristics
Resource Utilization
Health Status
Statistical Concepts
References
Index
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