Описание: Intends to improve healthcare through reducing the delays experienced by patients. This book exposes the healthcare community of researchers, practitioners and administrators to a set of techniques and strategies that can be used by clinicians and administrators to substantially reduce delays in healthcare delivery.
Описание: As health care costs soar there is increasing interest in examining what society and, particularly, patients receive in return for these expenditures. Optimizing Health brings together the best thinking from both sides of the Atlantic to explore these issues. It employs disciplinary perspectives from economics, ethics, philosophy, psychology, clinical practice, and epidemiology to explore various ways that value for patients have and can be determined. It concludes with a discussion of changes required in practice, research, and health care systems to maximize the outcomes received from the provision of medical care services from the patientвЂ™s perspective.The first section of the book provides theoretical perspectives from economics and systems thinking that help us to focus on how one might determine the value of medical care for patients. The next section considers the ethical and philosophical dilemmas that face developed countries in distributing medical care. How is justice served and evidence-based medicine employed to increase the value of medical care for patients?The section on psychology deals with measuring outcomes from the patientвЂ™s perspective and involving patients in medical decision making. Measuring quality of life and gaining valid quality of life information when patients cannot respond for themselves are important topics covered by these chapters. Other chapters consider ways that patients can become more involved in medical decision making with the expectation that this will increase the value of medical care for patients.A major section of the book about clinical practice discusses problems that can reduce the value to patients of medical care. These include overdiagnosis, aggressive treatments that do not result in better patient outcomes, findings that earlier diagnosis does not always result in better outcomes, and the extent of medical error in treatment.The final sections deal with cost-effectiveness analyses and applications of clinical epidemiology. The chapters include a number of original investigations and applications of new methodologies. All-in-all, the volume is must reading for practitioners, policy makers, and researchers who want to find in one place the state-of-the-art thinking and future directions of valuing medical care from the patientвЂ™s perspective.Ronald AndersenWasserman Professor Emeritus of the Departments of Health Services and Sociology at the University of California School of Public Health in Los Angeles
Описание: . Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and the Clinical Laboratory provides an overview and quick reference to genetic relationships and clinical laboratory information related to the serious public health issue of alcohol and drug abuse. Written in a clear and concise manner, this book discusses the necessary information for health and safety professionals working in public health to learn about complex issues quickly to better help their patients, employees, and others affected by alcohol and drug abuse. Alcohol, Drugs, Genes and theClinical Laboratory covers the important aspects of drugs and alcohol abuse including genetic aspects along with laboratory methods for analysis of alcohol and abused drugs with emphasis on false positive test results. The book is helpful to healthcare professionals, such as pathologists who oversee alcohol and drug testing, emergency room physicians, family practice physicians who are first healthcare professionals who identify patients susceptible to drug and alcohol abuse, and psychiatrists involved with drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. It will also be useful to safety professionals who have to assess individuals for workplace responsibilities, ranging from police and recruitment to occupational safety and occupational medicine and public health officials.
Описание: Concise, portable, and user-friendly, The Washington Manual® of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement covers essential information in every area of this complex field. With a focus on improving systems and processes, preventing errors, and promoting transparency, this practical reference provides an overview of PS/QI fundamentals, as well as insight into how these principles apply to a variety of clinical settings. Part of the popular Washington Manual® series, this unique volume provides the knowledge and skills necessary for an effective, proactive approach to patient safety and quality improvement. · Addresses PS/QI in various clinical settings and with specific populations, including radiology, emergency room, surgery, ambulatory, pediatrics, and psychiatry.· Introduces models, measurements, and tools to assess patient safety and quality improvement· Discusses medical errors, how to respond to adverse events, and potential solutions.· Begins each chapter with a clinical vignette and discussion questions, and offers additional resources for further reading.· Shares the expertise of faculty members from multiple departments at Washington University in St. Louis, ideal for health care providers at all levels of experience. Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:· Complete content with enhanced navigation· Powerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the web· Cross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigation· Highlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the text· Ability to take and share notes with friends and colleagues· Quick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use The Washington Manual® is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.
Описание: A practical guide for those working in reproductive health. It covers various forms of contraceptives in detail, with guidance on prescribing, possible complications and advantages/disadvantages. It also provides evidence-based clinical guidance for family-planning providers.
Описание: Suitable for medical students and health professionals, this book introduces them to the social context of health and illness.
Автор: Zielinski Krzysztof, Duplaga Mariusz, Ingram David Название: Information Technology Solutions for Healthcare ISBN: 1852339780 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781852339784 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 16334 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Many of the changes occurring within medicine are being catalyzed by the proliferation of professional and social activity with the internet and mobile technology. Understanding of the way in which healthcare is being transformed by IT is key in the improvement of medical standards and reduction of cost. This book presents the current and future trends in the transformation of healthcare services in the Information Society Era.The synergy between computer technology and medical services has opened fascinating new possibilities for benefit in areas such as continuing care, chronic disease treatment and old people home monitoring, bringing with it the promise of essential changes in existing models of care delivery and system performance. This book addresses the priorities within international informatics and presents a complete and thorough survey of the most promising e-health technologies. This is illustrated with the inclusion of case reports indentifying real applications of the techniques, with the focus on providing an integrated overview of e-health, and the medical, sociological and technical aspects.The authorsвЂ™ primary objective has been to provide an in-depth study of internet-enhanced healthcare services, while mobile technology is also reviewed in the context of modern wireless technologies. The authors have provided a unique analysis of the evolution of healthcare services. The book is illustrated by numerous examples and comes together to provide a valuable set of tele-care solutions available to modern informatics practice.
Автор: Gibbons Michael Christopher Название: eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities ISBN: 0387728147 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780387728148 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 12918 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Paralleling emerging trends in cyber-health technology, concerns are mounting about racial, ethnic, disparities in health care utilization and outcomes. eHealth Solutions for Health Care Disparities brings these currents together, challenging readers to use, promote, and develop new technology-based methods for closing these gaps. Edited by a leading urban health advocate and featuring 16 expert contributors, the book examines cyber-strategies with the greatest potential toward effective, equitable care, improved service delivery and better health outcomes for all.Chapters go well beyond the possibilities of the Electronic Medical Record to discuss emerging roles for information technology in promoting healthful behavior changes (e.g., nutrition, weight loss, smoking cessation), disease prevention (e.g., cancer, HIV), and healthcare utilization, patient education and medicine compliance). The rise of e-Patients and the transformation of the doctor-patient relationship are also discussed. Opportunities for Web based products and interventions are explored in terms of tracking disparities, improving healthcare utilization and health outcomes, reducing disparities and monitoring trends among patients, whether they have Internet capabilities or not.
Автор: Hoffman Peter, Miranowski A John, Ayliffe Graham, Название: Disinfection in Healthcare ISBN: 1405126426 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781405126427 Издательство: Wiley Рейтинг: Цена: 10164 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Suitable for those involved in decontamination and the control of healthcare-associated infection.
Описание: Health and mental health organizations are undergoing major changes in policies, procedures, structures, and emphasis. Many of these changes appear related to what may be termed the managed care revolution. This upheaval in delivery systems related to health and mental health care has been associated with great changes and rapid turnover in leaders and in leadership positions. It appears that many leaders are not able to lead their organizations into this or other new territories. The purpose of this book is to describe stages that organizations go through as they move rapidly to adapt to new and sometimes unwanted changes. The emphasis is on the aspects of leaders and of leadership that appear tied to successful or unsuccessful outcomes for organizations in the midst of these rapid changes. Particular challenges and expectations that are likely to be present in organizations and in individuals facing change are described. Methods are presented that might be employed by leaders to confront various difficulties in order to direct successful outcomes for themselves, as leaders, and for their organizations. Throughout the book, the essential and sometimes differing goals of leaders as individuals and of leadership as a professional process are highlighted. This book will be of interest to leaders and managers at all levels in various health and mental health care organizations, as well as graduate students in health care management, health care services, health care administration, and business administration. It will also be of interest to mental health professionals and graduate students in industrial and organizational psychology.
Описание: The uniqueness of human dignity must remain at the centre of all efforts to achieve this goal. They have to be maximised to serve members of society throughout their lives, both for cure and prevention. However, preventive medicine can only be practised in partnership with individuals acting responsibly. A healthcare system on a European scale is an enormous endeavour. Currently, there are severe differences evident in the national provisions. The dichotomy has to be addressed where individual national structures are oriented toward European standards, while the care to the individual is delivered locally. The Strategic Vision aims to address the need for an overall strategy that can be adapted and implemented on the local bases. It puts a specific emphasis upon cost containment. New mechanisms have to be implemented to control the cost of healthcare. Clear rules for delivery are needed to prevent the advent of multi-class healthcare. This requires the development of a new underlying philosophic paradigm.
Автор: The Sage Handbook Of Healthcare Название: The Sage Handbook Of Healthcare ISBN: 1847870481 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781847870483 Издательство: Sage Publications Рейтинг: Цена: 25308 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Offers analysis of the developments in the global healthcare industries. Providing a perspective that interfaces between the science and business aspects, this book combines information on the scientific developments with applied, commercial business data from the global marketplace.
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