Evidence-Based Health Care Management

Multivariate Modeling Approaches

  • Thomas T. H. Wan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Evidence-Based Health Care Management introduces the principles and methods for drawing sound causal inferences in research on health services management. The emphasis is on the application of structural equation modeling techniques and other analytical methods to develop causal models in health care management. Topics include causality, theoretical model building, and model verification. Multivariate modeling approaches and their applications in health care management are illustrated.
The primary goals of the book are to present advanced principles of health services management research and to familiarize students with the multivariate analytic methods and procedures now in use in scientific research on health care management. The hope is to help health care managers become better equipped to use causal modeling techniques for problem solving and decision making.
Evidence-based knowledge is derived from scientific replication and verification of facts. Used consistently and appropriately, it enables a health care manager to improve organizational performance. Causal inference in health care management is a highly feasible approach to establishing evidence-based knowledge that can help navigate an organization to high performance. This book introduces the principles and methods for drawing causal inferences in research on health services management.

Keywords

care decision making foundation growth health health care management latent variables management modeling organization performance research science and technology service value-at-risk

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas T. H. Wan
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  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0795-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5243-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0795-6
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