Summary: The first edition of this ground-breaking book was the pioneer text on outcomes research. It's a resource no quality-minded health care professional should be without. Both practical and applied, this book makes sense of the new science of studying health care outcomes - a vital process in health care quality assurance. Understanding Health Care Outcomes Research, Second Edition, gives readers a wealth of expert advice on the basic framework needed to conduct any ty ...show morepe of outcomes research, formulating the model, choosing the study design, developing meaningful measures, gathering data, and assessing and presenting results.
The second edition includes new chapters on confounders, research design, and working within clinical settings. All chapters have been updated. Understanding Health Care Outcomes Research, Second Edition includes more attention to larger interventions that include population level changes. ...show less
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