Decision Making in Health and Medicine with CD-ROM

Integrating Evidence and Values

Author: M. G. Myriam Hunink

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521770293

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 388

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Decision making in health care means navigating through a complex and tangled web of diagnostic and therapeutic uncertainties, patient preferences and values, and costs. In addition, medical therapies may include side effects, surgery may lead to undesirable complications, and diagnostic technologies may produce inconclusive results. In many clinical and health policy decisions it is necessary to counterbalance benefits and risks, and to trade off competing objectives such as maximizing life expectancy vs optimizing quality of life vs minimizing the required resources. This textbook plots a clear course through these complex and conflicting variables. It clearly explains and illustrates tools for integrating quantitative evidence-based data and subjective outcome values in making clinical and health policy decisions. An accompanying CD-ROM features solutions to the exercises, PowerPoint® presentations of the illustrations, and sample models and tables.

Ensuring Value for Money in Health Care

The Role of Health Technology Assessment in the European Union

Author: Corinna Sorenson,Michael Drummond,Panos Kanavos

Publisher: WHO Regional Office Europe

ISBN: 9289071834

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 156

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This report addresses the concepts and controversy surrounding health technology assessment in Europe, with a particular focus on selected Member States including Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. It is intended to identify and address current considerations regarding HTA methodological and process issues related to the prioritization and financing of modern health care. In particular, it describes the processes and challenges for identifying and prioritizing assessments; assesses and compares current assessment methods and procedures; and highlights the barriers to effective implementation. The report also ascertains the roles and terms of engagement of key stakeholders, and captures the opportunities and challenges for the use of HTA guidance in general priority-setting, decision-making and health-care provision.

Value and Quality Innovations in Acute and Emergency Care

Author: Jennifer L. Wiler,Jesse M. Pines,Michael J. Ward

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108211356

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 9552

Access to acute and emergency care is essential when we are ill or injured, but the costs are significant. How can we make services more efficient and effective? This thought-provoking text provides twenty case studies detailing successful innovations to enhance value, including telehealth, observation medicine, high utilizer programs, and the use of informatics to improve clinical decision support. A detailed history of system developments over the last fifty years in the US and internationally is provided, and subjects including measurement and quality improvement, volume versus value based care, and emergency department crowding are discussed. This book is an ideal way for emergency physicians and healthcare managers to explore new ideas and enhance the quality of care in their area.

Libraries without Limits: Changing Needs — Changing Roles

Proceedings of the 6th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, Utrecht, 22–27 June 1998

Author: Suzanne Bakker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401146217

Category: Medical

Page: 305

View: 5469

Proceedings of the 6th European Conference of Medical and Health Libraries, Utrecht, 22-27 June 1998

Evidence-based Social Work Practice: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199802296

Category: Social Science

Page: 22

View: 1959

This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of social work find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In social work, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Social Work, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of social work. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit

Cardiovascular Biomarkers

Pathophysiology and Disease Management

Author: David A. Morrow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781597450515

Category: Medical

Page: 640

View: 1647

In the four pages committed to a discussion of myocardial infarction in the first edition of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, published in 1950, there was no mention of use of the laboratory for management of patients. Thirty years later, when the first edition of Braunwald’s Heart Disease, A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine was published, 2 out of the 1943 pages in the text contained a discussion of the laboratory examinations in acute myocardial infarction. Our knowledge base of the multitude of ways that physicians can and should use the clinical chemistry laboratory has expanded dramatically since these classic texts were published. The nomenclature has changed: terms such as “cardiac enzymes” have given way to “cardiac biomarkers. ” The number of assays has multiplied, and the operating characteristics of available assays are impr- ing at a gratifying but dizzying rate. We now use biomarkers to diagnose cardiovascular diseases and also to frame our treatment strategies. Thus, there is a clear need for a scholarly compilation of the state of the art of cardiac biomarkers. Dr. David Morrow has expertly edited an authoritative book that answers this need. The 34 chapters in Cardiovascular Biomarkers: Pathophysiology and Disease Mana- ment were written by a group of individuals who are internationally recognized thought leaders and experts in clinical and laboratory medicine.

The perinatal medicine of the new millenium

proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Perinatal Medicine : Barcelona, Spain, September 23-27, 2001

Author: José María Carrera,Luis Cabero,Roman Baraibar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788832319231

Category: Medical

Page: 1346

View: 5529

LA Record

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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Users' Guides to the Medical Literature

A Manual for Evidence-based Clinical Practice

Author: Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group

Publisher: Amer Medical Assn


Category: Medical

Page: 706

View: 8040

This work allows physicians, students and health care professionals to gain a thorough grounding in evidence-based medicine. Written by a team of experts it includes a searchable CD-ROM of the complete text.

Essentials of nursing informatics

Author: Virginia K. Saba,Kathleen Ann McCormick

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071441971

Category: Computers

Page: 705

View: 3956

Learn how computers and technology affect the nurse’s role in caring for the patient. Now fully updated and enhanced, the fourth edition includes new coverage of PDAs, the impact of HIPAA guidelines, patient safety issues, privacy issues, optimal use of decision support tools, and much more

Documentation Abstracts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Information storage and retrieval systems

Page: N.A

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British Medical Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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Evidence-based Medicine

How to Practice and Teach EBM.

Author: Sharon E. Straus

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 9780443074448

Category: Medical

Page: 299

View: 5411

The accompanying CD-ROM contains clinical examples, critical appraisals and background papers.

Anleitung zur Unzufriedenheit

warum weniger glücklicher macht

Author: Barry Schwartz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548368672


Page: 284

View: 5520

Leadership Roles and Management Functions in Nursing

Theory and Application

Author: Bessie L. Marquis,Carol Jorgensen Huston

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781772464

Category: Medical

Page: 654

View: 5772

Now in its Sixth Edition, this foremost leadership and management text incorporates application with theory and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making. More than 225 case studies and learning exercises promote critical thinking and interactive discussion. Case studies cover a variety of settings, including acute care, ambulatory care, long-term care, and community health. The book addresses timely issues such as leadership development, staffing, delegation, ethics and law, organizational, political, and personal power, management and technology, and more. Web links and learning exercises appear in each chapter. An Instructor's CD-ROM includes a testbank and PowerPoint slides.