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Health Services Research
- Affordable Care Act as a national experiment 2014, SpringerThis book examines the landmark 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) from the perspective that health policy innovation is translational research directed at improving health. It delineates a new perspective about the creation and potential impact of the ACA and guides the development of health policy that is supported by best evidence that, in turn, transforms into practice, policy, and public benefit. Told by those involved in the creation and implementation of the ACA, the book reviews the history and impact of this ground-breaking legislation and recommends priorities, objectives, and next steps for translational research as the ACA is implemented. Featuring contributions from nationally renowned leaders in healthcare policy, this book adds to the public conversation about the ACA and its role in shaping health policy and contributes to a more realistic, nuanced, and productive understanding of this ground-breaking legislation by physicians, policy makers, and the public. It also provides a framework for next steps in continuing to improve U.S. health policy.
- AHRQ Inpatient quality indicators IQI Download
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- AHRQ Pediatric quality indicators PDI Download
- AHRQ Prevention quality indicators PQI Download
- Analysis of waiting-time data in health services research 2008, Springer
- Assessing the quality of cancer care 2005, NAP
- Assessment of population health risks of policies 2014, SpringerPublic health continues to evolve as professionals work not only to prevent disease and promote well-being but also to reduce health disparities and protect the environment. To a greater extent, policy is intimately linked to this process, a reality that is gaining traction in the public health sector.
- Biomedical advances in HIV prevention 2014, SpringerThree decades into the epidemic, a great deal is known about HIV and its transmission, more people are living with the disease, and the virus is no longer seen as a death sentence. But new people continue to be infected with HIV each year, making prevention strategies that are medically effective and behaviorally engaging as urgent a priority as ever. Biomedical Advances in HIV Prevention: Social and Behavioral Perspectives assembles the latest improvements, barriers to implementation, and possibilities for--and challenges to--future progress. Innovations such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (antiretroviral regimens for the high-risk uninfected) and treatment as prevention (early use of ART to reduce infectiousness of new patients) are examined, as are current findings on ongoing prevention and treatment concerns. Contributors illuminate the complex realities entailing adherence, pointing out technological, behavioral, and cultural roadblocks as well as opportunities to significantly reduce infection rates.
- This casebook has been developed as a teaching tool for instructors and workshop leaders rather than as a textbook for students or workshop participants. There is no need for participants to have copies of the casebook: facilitators can provide participants with individual case studies and chapter introductions relevant to the research ethics topic being addressed. Individual case studies and chapter introductions relevant to the research ethics topic being addressed can be photocopied from the print version or downloaded from the WHO web site without additional permission from WHO, unless the planned use is in conjunction with commercial purposes.
- Clinical decision support 2007, ScienceDirectThis book examines the nature of medical knowledge, how it is obtained, and how it can be used for decision support. It provides complete coverage of computational approaches to clinical decision-making. Chapters discuss data integration into healthcare information systems and delivery to point of care for providers, as well as facilitation of direct to consumer access. A case study section highlights critical lessons learned, while another portion of the work examines biostatistical methods including data mining, predictive modelling, and analysis. This book additionally addresses organizational, technical, and business challenges in order to successfully implement a computer-aided decision-making support system in healthcare delivery.
- Designing clinical research. 4th ed. 2013, Ovid"This book provides a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, in an easy-to-use, readable presentation"--Provided by publisher.
- Employer health benefits 2010, Kais Fam Found"This annual survey of employers provides a detailed look at trends in employer-sponsored health coverage, including premiums, employee contributions, cost-sharing provisions, and other relevant information. The survey continued to document the prevalence of high-deductible health plans associated with a savings option and included questions on wellness benefits and health risk assessments. The 2010 survey included 3,143 randomly selected public and private firms with three or more employees (2,046 of which responded to the full survey and 1,097 of which responded to an additional question about offering coverage). Researchers at the Kaiser Family Foundation, the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, and Health Research & Educational Trust designed and analyzed the survey"--Website.
- EQ-5D concepts and methods 2005, Springer
- Evidence synthesis in healthcare 2011, Springer
- Evidence-based school mental health services 2011, SpringerThe challenge of providing mental health services in schools -- Evidence-based tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 mental health interventions in schools -- Strengthening school-counseling interventions -- Affect education at tiers 1, 2, and 3 -- Importance of emotion regulation training for children and adolescents -- Emotion regulation training at tiers 1, 2, and 3 -- Support for the use of CBT in schools -- Preparing young and/or disabled children to benefit from CBT in school-based settings -- CBT in schools -- Sustainability, current programs, and a look to the future.
- Transcultural diversity and health care -- The Purnell model for cultural competence -- Barriers to culturally competent health care -- People of African American heritage -- People of American Indian/Alaskan Native heritage -- The Amish -- People of Appalachian heritage -- People of Arab heritage -- People of Chinese heritage -- People of Cuban heritage -- People of European American heritage -- People of Filipino heritage -- People of German heritage -- People of Guatemalan heritage -- People of Haitian heritage -- People of Hindu heritage -- People of Hmong heritage -- People of Iranian heritage -- People of Japanese heritage -- People of Jewish heritage -- People of Korean heritage -- People of Mexican heritage -- People of Polish heritage -- People of Puerto Rican heritage -- People of Russian heritage -- People of Somali heritage -- People of Thai heritage -- People of Turkish heritage -- People of Vietnamese heritage.
- Health care utilization in Germany 2014, SpringerPart I Introduction -- Theorizing, empiricizing and analyzing health care utilization in Germany: An introduction -- Part II Theory -- Re-revisiting the Behavioral Model of Health Care Utilization by Andersen: A review on theoretical advances and perspectives -- Health care utilization within the system of statutory sickness funds in Germany -- Part III Methodology -- The problem of repeated surveys: How comparable are their results regarding utilization of medical services? -- Health care utilization research using secondary data -- Health care utilization: Insights from qualitative research -- Part IV Results: Selected determinants -- Gender and utilization of health care -- Socioeconomic status and health care utilization in Germany: A systematic review -- Migration and health care utilization in the European context -- How do socioeconomic factors influence the amount and intensity of services utilization by family caregivers of elderly dependents? -- Part IV b Results: Selected diseases -- Health care utilization by dementia patients living at home and their kins -- Utilization of general practitioners by obese men and women: Review for Germany and results from the MONICA/KORA cohorts S3/F3 and S4/F4 -- Utilization of physiotherapy by patients with rheumatic diseases -- Participation in self-help activities amongst patients with rheumatic diseases -- Part IV b Results: Selected sectors of care -- Social determinants of utilization of psychotherapy in Germany -- Variation in the use of prevention and health promotion services according to gender, age, socioeconomic, and migration status -- Utilisation of an Integrated Care Pilot in Germany: Morbidity, age and sex distribution of Gesundes Kinzigtal Integrated Care membership in 2006-08 -- Part V Extroduction -- Health care utilization: A concluding note on research prospects.
- Health care will not reform itself 2009, CRCnetBASEHealth care won't reform itself -- Why are health care costs going up? -- Set goals and improve care -- Connectors are magic -- The perfect system -- We need universal coverage -- Risk sharing works quite well, thank you -- Focus, tools, and health -- Health may be the highest priority -- We also need goals to directly reduce costs.
- At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.
- Health services marketing 2008, Springer
- Healthcare Overview 2012, Springerpt. I. Healthcare Systems Around the Globe -- pt. II. Female Health/Care -- pt. III. Traditional and Non-Conventional Medicine -- pt. IV. The Role of Laboratory Medicine in Healthcare -- pt. V. Economy of PPPM -- pt. VI. Ethics of PPPM.
- Human factors in the healthcare setting 2013, WileyIntroduction to human factors in medicine -- Human cognition and error -- Situation awareness -- Leadership and teamworking -- Personality and behaviour -- Communication and awareness -- Decision-making -- Fatigue and stress -- Key elements in communication : briefing and debriefing -- Organisational culture -- Guidelines, checklists and protocols.
- As innovations are constantly being developed within health care, it can be difficult both to select appropriate new practices and technologies and to successfully adopt them within complex organizations. It is necessary to understand the consequences of introducing change, how to best implement new procedures and techniques, how to evaluate success and to improve the quality of patient care. This comprehensive guide allows you to do just that. Improving Patient Care, 2nd edition provides a structure for professionals and change agents to implement better practices in health care.
- pt. 1. Overview -- pt. 2. Clinical practice issues -- pt. 3. Patient and client centric technologies section -- pt. 4. Organizational issues.
- Innovation with information technologies in healthcare 2013, SpringerThe healing edge / Lyle Berkowitz and Chris McCarthy -- Mad for method / Chris McCarthy and Christi Dining Zuber -- section 1. You have an EHR: now what?!!?!. The inflection navigator / Lyle Berkowitz -- Making "right" easier / Peter Basch -- Prevention every time / James L. Holly -- Logic rules! / John W. Trudel and Lloyd D. Fisher -- "All or none" bundle philosophy / Thomas R. Graf -- Automatically getting better / David C. Stockwell and Brian R. Jacobs -- section 2. Meet you at 01100101. The connected patient / Jonathan S. Wald -- The virtual consult / Erin DeMarce Leff ... [et al.] -- TeleVisit keeps IT local / Ajay Sood ... [et al.] -- Mommy monitor / Steve Huffman and April R. Daugherty -- Every language now / David D. O'Neill, Susan Anthony, and Margaret Laws -- Rise of the ePharmacists / Mark S. Gagnon and Janell Moerer -- section 3. On the edge of edge. The smartest room / Tamra E. Minnier and David T. Sharbaugh -- One EMR to go please / Steve Flammini and James W. Noga -- Real-time, right care / Debra J. Hurd and Brian D. Patty -- Dashboards 2.0 / George Reynolds -- The patient voice amplified / Valerie M. Sue and Karen Tsang -- The gaming edge / Alex Tam, Vivian Distler, and Bradley Kreit.
- Insuring America's health 2004, NAP1. Introduction -- 2. Lessons from previous reports -- 3. Eliminating uninsurance: lessons from the past and present -- 4. Principles to guide the extension of coverage -- 5. Prototypes to extend coverage: descriptions and assessments -- 6. Conclusions and recommendations.
- Introduction to health policy 2013, SpringerUnderstanding the basics I. The history of health care in the United States pre-1965 / Alexander Ding -- Medicare and its evolution to 2011 / Kevin J. Bozic and Benedict U. Nwachukwu -- Medicaid and the state children's health insurance program / Vasanth Sathiyakumar, Jordan C. Apfeld, and Manish K. Sethi -- Breaking down health care insurance from HMO to PPO and beyond / David Polakoff and Audrey Smolkin -- Understanding quality and cost from a health policy perspective / Jason D. Keune and Bruce Lee Hall -- Understanding the basics II. Prevention and US health care / Heather A. Smith -- The rise of comparative effectiveness research / Michael Hochman and Danny McCormick -- Health information technology : clinical and policy context / Emily R. Maxson and Sachin H. Jain -- Prescription drug and pharmaceutical policy / Phillip A. Choi and Walid F. Gellad -- Health disparities / Neil M. Issar and Manish K. Sethi -- The economics of health care / David A. Rosman and Jordan C. Apfeld -- Understanding systems of health care. The American health-care system : understanding how the pieces come together / Roshan P. Shah and Samir Mehta -- Alternative systems of care and consumer-driven health care / Daniel Guss -- National healthcare systems : a worldview / Benjamin S. Hooe, Perrin T. Considine, and Manish K. Sethi -- Reimbursement : understanding how we pay for health care / Sachin H. Jain and Elaine Besancon -- Understanding the politics in health policy. How health-care policy is made in Washington : understanding the players and the game / Eleby R. Washington IV, Ilisa Halpern Paul, Amy L. Walker, and A. Alex Jahangir -- Government and state agencies : who administrates healthcare on federal and state levels? / Rishin J. Kadakia and Hassan R. Mir -- The 2006 Massachusetts health care reform / Vasanth Sathiyakumar, Jordan C. Apfeld, Cesar S. Molina, Daniel J. Stinner, Andrew Han, and Manish K. Sethi -- The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act : what is it and how will it change health care? / Richard Latuska, ALexandra Obremskey, and Manish K. Sethi.
- Knowledge translation in health care 2009, WileyChapter 1. Introduction / Sharon E. Straus, Jacqueline Tetroe and Ian D. Graham, p. 1-9 -- Chapter 2. Knowledge Creation / Sharon E. Straus, Jennifer Tetzlaff, Andrea C. Tricco, David Moher, Melissa C. Brouwers, Dawn Stacey, Annette M. O'Connor, K. Ann McKibbon and Cynthia Lokker, p. 11-55 -- Chapter 3. The Knowledge-to-Action Cycle / Sharon E. Straus, Alison Kitson, Margaret B. Harrison, Ian D. Graham, Béatrice Fervers, France Légaré, Barbara Davies, Nancy Edwards and Sumit R. Majumdar, p. 57-181 -- Chapter 4. Theories and Models of Knowledge to Action / Ian D. Graham, Jacqueline Tetroe, Alison Hutchinson, Carole A. Estabrooks, Jean-Louis Denis, Pascale Lehoux and Anne Sales, p. 183-232 -- Chapter 5. Knowledge Exchange / Michelle Gagnon, p. 233-245 -- Chapter 6. Evaluation of Knowledge to Action / Onil Bhattacharyya, Merrick Zwarenstein, Deborah J. Kenny, Evelyn Cornelissen and Craig Mitton, p. 247-266.
- Adolescent preventive services -- The adolescent patient interview -- Tanner staging -- Normal adolescent development -- Male genitourinary exam -- The pelvic exam and pap smear -- Adolescent dermatology -- Obesity -- Adolescent nutrition, IBD, IBS -- Sports injuries in the adolescent -- Cardiac issues in adolescence -- Menstrual irregularities: amenorrhea -- Menstrual irregularities: abnormal vaginal bleeding -- Basics of hormonal contraception -- Adolescent pregnancy -- Polycystic ovary syndrome -- Sexually transmitted infections in adolescents -- Delayed puberty, short stature, and tall stature -- Adolescent substance abuse -- Adolescent mental health disorders -- Eating disorders -- Adolescent relationship violence in clinical settings: challenges for identification and intervention -- Bullying -- Transition of care -- Erratum to: male genitourinary exam.
- TheMassGeneral Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatric Global Health is a concise resource for the ever-increasing number of health professionals involved in global health, many of whom spend a few weeks to months or even years providing medical care in resource-poor countries. This Handbook provides practical, evidence-based, hands-on guidance for managing and preventing childhood illnesses when resources are limited in low- and middle-income countries. It also offers a setting-specific understanding and management approaches to the major causes of childhood mortality, including pneumonia, diarrhea, birth asphyxia, complications of preterm birth, and neonatal sepsis. The Handbook providesan overview of childhood mortality, health systems, and the various stakeholders that play a role in the global health arena, and also contains chapters focusing on adolescents who are increasingly recognized as a unique population in whom interventions can go a long way in bothconsolidatingthe gains made in childhood and preventing adult disease. Finally, key topics in non-communicable diseases are covered, including trauma and injuries, pediatric mental health, child and adolescent rights, and oral health. Not meant solely for pediatricians, the Handbookis designed for generalists, specialists, doctors, nurses, other health care workers, and those in training. An indispensable reference for health professionals overseas, theHandbookwill also be a useful addition and resource for academic centers and universities in industrialized nations that are creating courses for trainees who will do clinical electives abroad during their training. .
- Medical decision making. 2nd ed. 2013, Wiley"This title provides a thorough understanding of the key decision making infrastructure of clinical practice and retains its emphasis on practice and principles of individualized medical decision making"--Provided by publisher.
- Highlights -- Introduction and methods -- Effectiveness of care -- Patient safety -- Timeliness -- Patient centeredness -- Care coordination -- Efficiency -- Health system infrastructure -- Access to health care -- Appendixes.
- New papers on health 2013, SIEPR
- Objective structured clinical examinations 2013, Springer
- Operations research and health care 2004, Springer
- Patient safety 2004, NAPExecutive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Components of a national health information infrastructure -- 3. Federal leadership and public-private partnerships -- 4. Health care data standards -- 5. Comprehensive patient safety programs in health care settings -- 6. Adverse event analysis -- 7. Near miss analysis -- 8. Patient safety reporting systems and applications -- 9. Standardized reporting.
- Patient-reported outcomes 2014, CRCnetBASE"Covering conceptual and statistical methods, this book discusses the issues related to measuring and interpreting patient reported outcomes (PROs). It begins with a review and background information and then covers measurement scales, validity and reliability, item response theory, and missing data. The book also describes various statistical analysis techniques, including exploratory, cross-sectional, and longitudinal data analysis, and highlights the practical interpretation and application of the techniques in clinical and pharmaceutical settings. SAS code for all methods is available in an appendix and online"--Provided by publisher.
- Persisting undernutrition in India 2014, SpringerThe book revisits the causes of persisting undernutrition in India, but moves away from the usual focus on women and children to a broader view of the entire population. It estimates the economic losses resulting from ignoring undernutrition in the adult working population, and questions the current narrow focus of nutrition interventions, suggesting that a family-based approach may provide quicker results and long-term sustainability. It compares the best and worst performing states in the country to glean learnings from both successes and failures and emphasizes the need to hand over the ownership of nutrition outcomes from the state to the community and family for more sustainable results. The book is organized in three sections: Part 1 details the nutrition status of the population, regional variations in nutrition outcomes, and government response in terms of interventions. Part 2 reviews issues and concerns like gender discrimination, poor child nutrition status, ineffective implementation of government programmes in the field, and the possible impacts of emerging issues like climate change. Part 3 seeks solutions from both international and country experiences.
- Primer on clinical experience in medicine 2013, CRCnetBASEWays we see, learn, and practice medicine today : paradigms of what we are doing -- How physicians and other health professionals really (or should) think -- Reasoning in step-by-step clinical work and care : risk, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis -- Clinical and community medicine decision making -- How physicians communicate with themselves, their patients, and others : clinical communication and its vehicles -- Conclusions (with a short recapitulation) : welcome to the world of reasoned and evidence-based medicine.
- Quality through collaboration 2005, NAPAn integrated approach to improving health and health care in rural communities -- Quality improvement activities in rural areas -- Human resources -- Finance -- Rural health care in the digital age.
- Revolving door 2013This report is being released in conjunction with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Care About Your Care initiative, which is devoted to improving care transitions when people leave the hospital. It looks at the issue of readmissions in two ways: by the numbers and through the eyes of the people who live them.
- Pharmaceutical companies, academic researchers, and government agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health all possess large quantities of clinical research data. If these data were shared more widely within and across sectors, the resulting research advances derived from data pooling and analysis could improve public health, enhance patient safety, and spur drug development. Data sharing can also increase public trust in clinical trials and conclusions derived from them by lending transparency to the clinical research process. Much of this information, however, is never shared. Retention of clinical research data by investigators and within organizations may represent lost opportunities in biomedical research. Despite the potential benefits that could be accrued from pooling and analysis of shared data, barriers to data sharing faced by researchers in industry include concerns about data mining, erroneous secondary analyses of data, and unwarranted litigation, as well as a desire to protect confidential commercial information. Academic partners face significant cultural barriers to sharing data and participating in longer term collaborative efforts that stem from a desire to protect intellectual autonomy and a career advancement system built on priority of publication and citation requirements. Some barriers, like the need to protect patient privacy, present challenges for both sectors. Looking ahead, there are also a number of technical challenges to be faced in analyzing potentially large and heterogeneous datasets. This public workshop focused on strategies to facilitate sharing of clinical research data in order to advance scientific knowledge and public health. While the workshop focused on sharing of data from preplanned interventional studies of human subjects, models and projects involving sharing of other clinical data types were considered to the extent that they provided lessons learned and best practices. The workshop objectives were to examine the benefits of sharing of clinical research data from all sectors and among these sectors, including, for example: benefits to the research and development enterprise and benefits to the analysis of safety and efficacy. Sharing Clinical Research Data: Workshop Summary identifies barriers and challenges to sharing clinical research data, explores strategies to address these barriers and challenges, including identifying priority actions and "low-hanging fruit" opportunities, and discusses strategies for using these potentially large datasets to facilitate scientific and public health advances.
- South Texas health status review 2013, SpringerIntroduction -- South Texas population characteristics -- Access to healthcare in South Texas -- Communicable diseases -- Cancer incidence and mortality -- Maternal and child health -- Chronic disease -- Behavioral risk factors in adults -- Environmental health issues -- Injury -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Appendix A: data sources -- Appendix B: data analysis methods -- Appendix C: South Texas county demographics 2010.
- Statistical analysis for decision makers in healthcare. 2nd ed. 2009, CRCnetBASEScientific method : the language of statistical studies -- Experimentation : the foundation of scientific studies -- Numbers good and bad : how to judge the quality of data -- Samples and surveys : how numbers should be collected -- Descriptive statistics : the foundation of comparisons -- Inferential statistics : studies of differences -- Relational statistics : studies of relationships -- Explanatory statistics : studies of causality.
- Strategic ICT planning in pathology 2013, Springer
- Strategic urban health communication 2014, Springer
- Substance abuse recovery in college 2010, SpringerThe need for college recovery services / Richard P. Wiebe, H. Harrington Cleveland, and Kitty S. Harris -- Collegiate recovery communities : what they are and how they support recovery / Kitty S. Harris, Amanda Baker, and H. Harrington Cleveland -- Facilitating identity development in collegiate recovery : an Eriksonian perspective / Matthew Russell, H. Harrington Cleveland, and Richard P. Wiebe -- Characteristics of collegiate recovery community members / H. Harrington Cleveland, Amanda Baker, and Lukas R. Dean -- Maintaining abstinence in college : temptations and tactics / Richard P. Wiebe, H. Harrington Cleveland, and Lukas R. Dean -- Daily lives of young adult members of a collegiate recovery community / H. Harrington Cleveland and Allison Groenendyk -- How membership in the collegiate recovery community maximizes social support for abstinence and reduces risk of relapse / H. Harrington Cleveland, Richard P. Wiebe, and Jacquelyn D. Wiersma -- Building support for recovery into an academic curriculum : student reflections on the value of staff run seminars / Ann M. Casiraghi and Miriam Mulsow -- Establishing college-based recovery communities : opportunities and challenges encountered / Amanda Baker.
- Transparent communication of health risks 2013, SpringerRecent research in health decision making has shown that many patients, even those with a college education, have difficulties grasping a host of numerical concepts, including percentages and probabilities. Yet, basic numeracy and graph literacy are essential for understanding information relevant to making decisions about health, such as the incidence and prevalence of different diseases, risk reductions from medical screenings and treatments, and risk increases from side effects of treatments and unhealthy behaviors. Patients who have problems understanding such numerical concepts are often prone to errors in risk perception and medical choices. Importantly, informed medical decision making, heavily reinforced these days by the legal requirement for informed consent, depends critically on communication of quantitative medical information. Meeting the challenge of effectively communicating medical information to patients with different levels of numeracy and graph literacy has become more important than ever. Transparent Communication of Health Risks describes a series of cross-cultural studies investigating how people in countries with different medical and educational systems understand numerical and graphical information, what they know about existing medical treatments and screenings, which presentation formats help them better understand the relevant information, and how they use the data to make medical decisions. Focusing on the careful measurement of necessary knowledge and skills, the book also includes validated numeracy and graph literacy scales in English, Spanish, and German. Some of the topics covered in the book are:numeracy and graph literacy for health;measuring risk comprehension in educated samples;communicating information about medical treatment and screening;reducing the effect of framed messages about health;the effect of individual differences on shared decision making; andtransparent health information in the media.Transparent Communication of Health Risks emphasizes the importance and value of working toward the development of tailored risk communication interventions and clarifies the tasks ahead for health psychologists, public health professionals, pharmaceutical and medical education companies, medical physicists, and nurses.
- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the United States, and male Veterans seeking care at VA hospitals have a much higher age-specific incidence of lung cancer than males in the general population. The personal and economic significance of lung cancer has led to a vast research endeavor to try and identify new and more effective treatments. Most patients with lung cancer are diagnosed when the cancer is already advanced (stage IIIB or IV), and they are no longer candidates for surgical resection. Small cell lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) are different diseases in terms of treatment. Until recently, all therapies for advanced NSCLC were based on their cytotoxic properties. In the last few years, several novel agents aimed at specific molecular targets have been developed. This review was requested to evaluate the current evidence on the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for advanced lung cancer.
- Treatment planning for person-centered care. Second edition. 2014, ScienceDirectSection I: Land of Opportunity -- The health care landscape -- Introduction -- Person-centered care -- Whole health -- Shared decision making -- Wagner care model -- Health care reform -- Medical necessity -- Integrated care -- Workforce changes -- Trauma-informed care -- DSM-5TM -- Ready to go -- Section II: Getting Started -- Assessment -- Stating the case -- Creating the solution -- Making it happen -- Understanding needs: the integrated summary -- Stating the case -- Creating the solution -- Making it happen -- Section III: On the Road -- Setting goals -- Stating the case -- Creating the solution -- Making it happen -- Focusing on change: identifying barriers and specifying objectives -- Stating the case -- Creating the solution -- Making it happen -- Interventions -- Stating the case -- Creating the solution -- Making it happen -- Journey's End: The Destination -- Evaluating the process -- Stating the case -- Creating the solution -- Making it happen.
- U.S. health in international perspective 2013, NAP"The United States is among the wealthiest nations in the world, but it is far from the healthiest. Although life expectancy and survival rates in the United States have improved dramatically over the past century, Americans live shorter lives and experience more injuries and illnesses than people in other high-income countries. The U.S. health disadvantage cannot be attributed solely to the adverse health status of racial or ethnic minorities or poor people: even highly advantaged Americans are in worse health than their counterparts in other, "peer" countries. In light of the new and growing evidence about the U.S. health disadvantage, the National Institutes of Health asked the National Research Council (NRC) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to convene a panel of experts to study the issue. The Panel on Understanding Cross-National Health Differences Among High-Income Countries examined whether the U.S. health disadvantage exists across the life span, considered potential explanations, and assessed the larger implications of the findings. U.S. Health in International Perspective presents detailed evidence on the issue, explores the possible explanations for the shorter and less healthy lives of Americans than those of people in comparable countries, and recommends actions by both government and nongovernment agencies and organizations to address the U.S. health disadvantage"--Publisher's description.
- Understanding military workforce productivity 2014, SpringerFrom the stresses of repeated deployments to the difficulties of re-entry into civilian life, we are just beginning to understand how protracted conflicts, such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan, are affecting service members. Issues such as risky health behaviors and chemical dependence raise productivity concerns as they do with all organizations, but they also have a profound impact on the safety and readiness of troops--and by extension, the military as a whole--in life-or-death situations. Understanding Military Workforce Productivity cuts through the myths and misconceptions about the health and resilience of today's active-duty armed forces. This first-of-its-kind volume presents up-to-date findings across service branches in core health areas including illness and injury, alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco use, obesity, and mental health. The short- and long-term implications discussed relate to the quality of the lives of service members and their families, the quality and preparedness of the military as a workforce, and prevention and intervention efforts.
- Usability testing of medical devices 2011, CRCnetBASE"Informative, practical, and engaging, this handbook covers how to conduct usability tests of medical devices. Recognizing that the intended readers, including marketers, engineers, and regulatory affairs specialists, are busy and disinclined to read lengthy textbooks, this book has been carefully designed to be concise and visual, allowing readers to read it all in one sitting or jump from one section to another as needed. The book provides a general understanding of usability testing and reviews key concepts. It highlights the challenges of validating that protects against dangerous errors that could lead to patient injury and death"--Provided by publisher.
- Variation in health care spending 2013, NAP"Variation in Health Care Spending investigates geographic variation in health care spending and quality for Medicare beneficiaries as well as other populations, and analyzes Medicare payment policies that could encourage high-value care. This report concludes that regional differences in Medicare and commercial health care spending and use are real and persist over time. Furthermore, there is much variation within geographic areas, no matter how broadly or narrowly these areas are defined. The report recommends against adoption of a geographically based value index for Medicare payments, because the majority of health care decisions are made at the provider or health care organization level, not by geographic units. Rather, to promote high value services from all providers, Medicare and Medicaid Services should continue to test payment reforms that offer incentives to providers to share clinical data, coordinate patient care, and assume some financial risk for the care of their patients."--Publisher's description.
- WHO QualityRights tool kit 2012, WHO
- Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine
- AAP Red Book Online
- Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease
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- Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics
- Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics
- Mandell, Douglas, & Bennett's Principles & Practice of Infectious Diseases
- Red Book Online
- ICU Book
- Primary Care Medicine
- Campbell-Walsh Urology
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