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Evaluation and Decision Making for Health Services

Evaluation and Decision Making for Health Services - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-1567930887

Cover of Evaluation and Decision Making for Health Services 3RD 98 (ISBN 978-1567930887)
ISBN13: 978-1567930887
ISBN10: 1567930883
Edition: 3RD 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Health Administration Press
Published: 1998
International: No

Evaluation and Decision Making for Health Services - 3RD 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-1567930887

James E. Veney and Arnold D. Kaluzny

ISBN13: 978-1567930887
ISBN10: 1567930883
Edition: 3RD 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Health Administration Press
Published: 1998
International: No

Should your healthcare organization implement a new service or program? Was an implemented program successful? In the face of stiff competition, the answers to these questions are critical. This book provides you with the tools and techniques for making sound management decisions about new or existing programs and services.

The third edition of this authoritative guide includes updated examples, illustrations, and references, as well as:

  • A new chapter on cost-utility measures
  • Expanded chapters on operations research, and on cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Additional material on total quality management and continuous quality improvement techniques
  • Detailed examples to aid in the understanding of quantitative methods applications
  • Revised chapters on experimental design and sampling that address real-life testing situations

Author Bio

Veney, James E. :

Dr. Veney has been the director of research for the National Blue Cross Association, has taught courses in research and evaluation for a number of years, and has directed a program to train postdoctoral fellows in program evaluation techniques in mental health programs. Dr. Veney has also spent time as a technical specialist with the World Health Organization Southeast Asia Regional Office in New Delhi, where he worked specifically in helping country health planning units to improve their program evaluation efforts. During that time he worked with health planning personnel in India, Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. From 1984 to 1989 he was the evaluation officer for the program for International Training in Health at the University of North Carolina, a United States Agency for International Development project for training of family planning personnel in Africa and Asia that involved him in field-based evaluation efforts in several countries of sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia. Dr. Veney has been the principal investigator for a project funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop an evaluation design to assess the NIAID Community Program for Clinical Research on AIDS. Most recently Dr. Veney has been an active consultant to the World Health Organization in their efforts to assess progress toward global health goals for the year 2000. He is presently director of the doctoral program in the department of health policy and administration.

, Arnold D. :
Dr. Kaluzny has been involved with various domestic and international evaluation research activities. He is a consultant to various federal and state government agencies, as well as a number of private research corporations. His evaluation and research efforts have included work with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the Veterans Administration, the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, and the Institute for Medicine as well as with the United States Agency for International Development, the Ford Foundation, Project HOPE, and the United Nations. Dr. Kaluzny has been the principal investigator of the NCI-funded contract to evaluate the Community Clinical Oncology Program and most recently is the principal investigator of an NCI grant to evaluate methods to increase the use of cancer detection regimens among primary care physicians. Drs. Veney and Kaluzny have collaborated on a number of research and evaluation efforts. They were co-principal investigators of one of the early studies of innovation in hospitals and health departments funded by the National Center for Health Services Research and an evaluation of drug treatment centers in North Carolina funded by the National Institute for Mental Health. They recently collaborated on research in local health departments, where they carried out evaluations of state-imposed standards and primary care programs and the implementation and evaluation of performance evaluation systems to prevent low birth weight and prematurity. Most recently, Drs. Veney and Kaluzny and other colleagues from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have collaborated on an AHCPR-funded project assessing the attributes of clinical protocols as part of the larger NCI-funded CCOP evaluation.

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

1. Framework for Improved Decision Making
2. Evaluation and the Decision-Making Process

Part II Monitoring

3. Monitoring as an Evaluation Strategy
4. Monitoring Techniques and Interpretation

Part III Case Studies

5. Case Studies as an Evaluation Strategy
6. Case Study Techniques and Interpretation

Part IV Survey Research

7. Survey Research as an Evaluation Strategy
8. Survey Research Techniques and Interpretation

Part V Trend Analysis

9. Trend Analysis as an Evaluation Strategy
10. Trend Analysis Techniques and Interpretation

Part VI Experimental Design

11. Experimental Design as an Evaluation Strategy
12. Experimental Analysis Techniques and Interpretation

Part VII Basic Methods

13. General Measurement Issues
14. Measurement: Utility Measures
15. Sampling
16. Operations Research Techniques and Interpretation
17. Cost-Benefit, Cost-Effectiveness, and Cost-Utility Analysis

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