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

Richard Grol (Editor), Richard W. Baker (Editor), Fiona Moss (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-7279-1640-2
240 pages
November 2003, BMJ Books
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Quality improvement in health care is now a stated objective of health services worldwide, yet effective delivery is not always apparent. This book discusses research methods that should help to improve the delivery of quality.
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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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Quality improvement in health care is now a stated objective for health services worldwide yet effective delivery is not always apparent. This book discusses research methods that will help to improve the delivery of quality. With chapters by internationally respected workers in the field, this book is an important contribution to the quality improvement initiative.
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