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Managerial Epidemiology for Health Care Organizations, 2nd Edition

Peter J. Fos, David J. Fine, Brian W. Amy (Contributions by), Miguel A. Zúniga (Contributions by)
ISBN: 978-1-118-42956-3
352 pages
June 2012, Jossey-Bass
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Managerial Epidemiology for Health Care Organizations provides readers with a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the application of epidemiological principles to the delivery of health care services and management of health care organizations. As health administration becomes evidence- and population-based, it becomes critical to understand the impact of disease on populations of people in a service area. This book also addresses the need of health organizations’ to demonstrate emergency preparedness and respond to bioterrorism threats. A follow-up to the standard text in the field, this book introduces core epidemiology principles and clearly illustrates their essential applications in planning, evaluating, and managing health care for populations. This book demonstrates how health care executives can incorporate the practice of epidemiology into their various management functions and is rich with current examples, concepts, and case studies that reinforce the essential theories, methods, and applications of managerial epidemiology.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.

Preface.

The Authors and Contributors.

1. Epidemiology in Health Care Administration.

2. Description of Health.

3. Measurement of Health.

4. Designs for Studying the Health and Health Needs of Populations.

5. Standardizing Population Health Information.

6. Medical Management in Population Health Care.

7. Planning Health Care for Populations.

8. Population Health Outcomes and Quality of Care.

9. Marketing Health Care for Populations.

10. Economic Analysis of Health Care for Populations.

11. Expanding Emergency Health Care Services.

12. Quality of Hospital Care.

13. Pediatric Inpatient Services.

14. Community Relations in a Hospital Service Area.

Appendix: Statistical Concepts.

References.

Index.

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Author Information

THE AUTHORS

PETER J. FOS is dean and professor of the College of Health at the University of Southern Mississippi. Previously he was assistant dean and member of the faculty of the Department of Health Services, Tulane University Health Science Center, School of Public Health, New Orleans, where he remains an adjunct professor.

DAVID J. FINE is chief executive officer of the St. Luke's Episcopal Health System in Houston, Texas, and former chief executive officer of the University of Alabama (Birmingham) Health Systems. He is concurrently professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, professor of public health at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and professor of the Practice of Management at Rice University.

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