Delivering Health Care In America: A Systems Approach

Delivering Health Care In America: A Systems ApproachDelivering Health Care in America, Sixth Edition is the most current and comprehensive overview of the basic structures and operations of the U.S. health system―from its historical origins and resources, to its individual services, cost, and quality. Using a unique “systems” approach, the text brings together an extraordinary breadth of information into a highly accessible, easy-to-read resource that clarifies the complexities of health care organization and finance while presenting a soli…

Essentials Of Management And Leadership In Public Health (Essential Public Health)

Essentials Of Management And Leadership In Public Health (Essential Public Health)Driven by recent events and new trends, public health training increasingly requires new and more advanced information―leadership and management skills drawn from business, industry, education, and government. This text offers basic foundation for students entering the field of public health management with a specific focus on developing knowledge and skills in the cross cutting competency domains identified by the ASPH. Essentials of Management and Leadership in Public Health covers: An intr…

Epidemiology in Health Care (3rd Edition)

Epidemiology in Health Care (3rd Edition) Designed to help the reader evaluate the validity of epidemiological studies, this book uses a survey approach to describe the different methods of study, patterns on the life cycle, and the applications of epidemiology. Topics covered include epidemiologic methods, epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, etiology and natural history, disease control and surveillance, clinical decision making, and health planning and evaluation. Graduate nursing students, nurse practitioners, …

Essentials Of Statistics In Health Information Technology

Essentials Of Statistics In Health Information TechnologyFrom the author of Statistical Applications for Health Information Management, this text provides a solid foundation of the fundamentals of statistics in health information technology in an accessible and reader-friendly format. A single case study is woven throughout the book to serve as an example for each statistical process covered. Attention is given to morbidity and mortality measures, graphical display of data, measurement, central tendency and variability, normal distribution and sta…

Statistics for Health Care Management and Administration: Working with Excel (Public Health/Epidemiology and Biostatistics)

Statistics for Health Care Management and Administration: Working with Excel (Public Health/Epidemiology and Biostatistics)The must-have statistics guide for students of health services Statistics for Health Care Management and Administration is a unique and invaluable resource for students of health care administration and public health. The book introduces students to statistics within the context of health care, focusing on the major data and analysis techniques used in the field. All hands-on instruction makes use of Excel, the most common spreadsheet software that is ubiquitous in the workplace. This new third …

Introduction to U.S. Health Policy: The Organization, Financing, and Delivery of Health Care in America

Introduction to U.S. Health Policy: The Organization, Financing, and Delivery of Health Care in AmericaHealth care reform has dominated public discourse over the past several years, and the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act, rather than quell the rhetoric, has sparked even more debate. Donald A. Barr reviews the current structure of the American health care system, describing the historical and political contexts in which it developed and the core policy issues that continue to confront us today. This comprehensive analysis introduces the various organizations and institutions that make t…

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health: A Practical Approach

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health: A Practical ApproachThe field’s bestselling reference, updated with the latest tools, data, and techniques Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health is a practical introduction to the tools, methods, and procedures used worldwide to perform cost-effective research. Covering every aspect of a complete cost-effectiveness analysis, this book shows you how to find which data you need, where to find it, how to analyze it, and how to prepare a high-quality report for publication. Designed for the classroom or the individual …

The Health Care Data Guide: Learning from Data for Improvement

The Health Care Data Guide: Learning from Data for ImprovementThe Health Care Data Guide is designed to help students and professionals build a skill set specific to using data for improvement of health care processes and systems. Even experienced data users will find valuable resources among the tools and cases that enrich The Health Care Data Guide. Practical and step-by-step, this book spotlights statistical process control (SPC) and develops a philosophy, a strategy, and a set of methods for ongoing improvement to yield better outcomes. Provost and Mur…