Epidemiology and Health Services

Epidemiology and Health Services

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What is the relevance of epidemiology to decision-making in health services? If our ability to launch large-scale experimental studies of health services is limited, what are some alternative approaches to study design? How can we best make use of routinely collected data from health information systems? How can we best synthesize information to make more reasonable inferences? These are some of the questions that Epidemiology and Health Services tries to answer. The book starts with three chapters on strategies for problem investigation, problem solving, and program development and evaluation. These are followed by nine chapters that give a theoretical overview of specific methods and then present case studies. The cases are based on important investigations of health services and are followed by questions and discussions that guide readers through the most salient issues of these studies. This is a book that addresses the needs of a broad spectrum of health professionals. It will help health service administrators, managers and other professional design and conduct evaluative and intervention research on the delivery of health services. And it will give epidemiology and public health students a wider perspective on applicatons of the discipline.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 152.4 x 241.3 x 22.9mm | 635.04g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • line figures and tables
  • 0195093593
  • 9780195093599

About Haroutune K. Armenian

Haroutune K. Armenian is Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He has been actively involved in the development of health services and educational programs for health professionals in many countries for over twenty years.Sam Shapiro is Emeritus Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.show more

Table of contents

Part 1: Framework for Action ; 1. Problem Investigation in Epidemiology ; 2. Problem-Solving in Public Health ; 3. Program Development: A Framework for Health Services ; Part II: Epidemiologic Tools ; 4. Management Information in Decision Making ; 5. Public Health Surveillance and Health Services Research ; 6. General Population Studies ; 7. Case Investigation ; 8. Case-Control Method ; 9. The Randomized Controlled Trial in Health Services Research ; 10. Screening for Secondary Prevention of Disease ; 11. Analytic Approaches ; 12. Meta-Analysis in Health Services Researchshow more