DescriptionManagerial 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.
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.