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Monitoring the Quality of Health Care

Issues and Scientific Approaches

  • Thomas T. H. Wan
  • Alastair M. Connell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xv
  2. Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 3-8
    3. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 9-22
    4. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 33-42
    5. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 43-46
    6. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 47-75
    7. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 77-90
    8. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 91-103
    9. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 105-115
    10. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 117-121
    11. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 123-142
    12. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 143-158
    13. Thomas T. H. Wan, Alastair M. Connell
      Pages 159-176
  3. Scientific Approaches

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 291-309

About this book

Introduction

As the public in the U.S. has grown increasingly concerned over the gaps in the health care system's attention to quality, and as the health care industry itself struggles for stability in a volatile environment, a historic opportunity presents itself. This book reviews a variety of quality monitoring approaches, identifies critical issues pertaining to assessment, measurement, implementation, and evaluation of quality initiatives, and suggests scientific approaches to put in place a core set of performance measures that reliably identify the value-added clinical and managerial behaviors in health care - for both quality and cost efficiency.

The key to quality improvement has to focus on physicians and other health professionals. This book is designed to identify issues pertaining to health care quality and to formulate appropriate approaches for improving quality. It can be used by risk managers and hospital executives to guide their development, implementation, and evaluation of quality improvement programs.

Keywords

calculus efficiency health statistical method transition

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas T. H. Wan
    • 1
  • Alastair M. Connell
    • 1
  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityUSA

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