Evaluating Critical Care

Using Health Services Research to Improve Quality

ISBN: 978-3-540-42606-6 (Print) 978-3-642-56719-3 (Online)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIII

  2. Overview

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-5

      Introduction — Critical Care: Problems, Boundaries and Outcomes

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      Pages 6-19

      Health Services Research: A Domain where Disciplines and Decision Makers Meet

  3. Methods of Measurement in Intensive Care

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      Pages 21-21

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      Pages 23-40

      The Structure of Intensive Care

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      Pages 41-50

      Process of Care Assessment and the Evaluation of Outcome from Intensive Care

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      Pages 51-68

      Severity of Illness

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      Pages 69-85

      Measuring Treatment Outcomes in Intensive Care: Mortality, Morbidity, and Organ Dysfunction

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      Pages 86-103

      Health-Related Quality of Life: During and Following Critical Care

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      Pages 104-118

      Quality of Life and Longer Term Outcomes

  4. Techniques for Acquiring Information

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      Pages 119-119

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      Pages 121-139

      Comparing ICU Populations: Background and Current Methods

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      Pages 140-154

      A Hospital-Wide System for Managing the Seriously Ill: A Model of Applied Health Systems Research

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      Pages 155-166

      Funding and Support

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      Pages 167-184

      Hypothesis Generation: Asking the Right Question, Getting the Correct Answer

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      Pages 185-197

      The Integration of Evidence Based Medicine and Health Services Research in the ICU

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      Pages 198-208

      Using Systematic Reviews to Inform Decision Makers

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      Pages 209-221

      Consensus Methods and Consumer Opinon

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      Pages 222-243

      Benchmarking in the ICU: The Measurement of Costs and Outcome to Analyze Efficiency and Efficacy

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      Pages 244-254

      Assessment of Medical Devices

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      Pages 255-269

      Health Informatics

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      Pages 270-278

      Databases, Registries and Networks

  5. Application and Interpretation: Using Data to Improve Outcomes

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      Pages 279-279

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      Pages 281-291

      Organizational Effects on Outcomes

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