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Quality of Diabetes Care (Current Levels, Distribution, and Trends) and Challenges in Measuring Quality of Care

Leonard M. Pogach and David C. Aron

in Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195317060
eISBN:
9780199871544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317060.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes current definitions and approaches used in assessing the quality of diabetes care and the underlying conceptual frameworks, evidence base, and methodological issues. It also ... More


Measuring the Quality of Health Care

Andy Amster, Greg Zeisler, and Diana B. Petitti

in Applied Epidemiology: Theory to practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195187410
eISBN:
9780199864997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187410.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the methods for assessing the quality of health care. It begins with a brief definition of “quality of care” and then discusses how to assess the structure, process, and ... More


Quality issues in palliative and supportive care

Sam H. Ahmedzai and John Hunt

in Patient Participation in Palliative Care: A voice for the voiceless

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198515814
eISBN:
9780191730498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515814.003.0004
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter discusses the quality issues found in palliative and supportive care. It distinguishes the two main areas that are important for palliative care: ‘quality of life’ of patients and their ... More


Assessing family carer satisfaction with healthcare delivery

Kevin Brazil

in Family Carers in Palliative Care: A guide for health and social care professionals

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199216901
eISBN:
9780191730252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216901.003.0007
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter examines the considerations that must be made when assessing family carer perceptions on the quality of healthcare delivery at the end of life. It discusses the conceptual framework for ... More


The Relationship Between Research and Practice in Implementing the RAF Method for Quality Assurance in Residential Settings for Children in Israel

Tamar Zemach-Marom

in Research for Action: Cross-National Perspectives on Connecting Knowledge, Policy, and Practice for Children

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195314083
eISBN:
9780199865550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314083.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

The RAF method for regulation, assessment, and follow-up is aimed at improving the quality of care provided by an institution or a service using a more objective, systematic, and uniform method of ... More


Aggressive treatment and palliative care at the end of life

Kirsten Wentlandt and Camilla Zimmermann

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0035
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

The use of palliative care services has been increasing for the last few decades. Despite this, many cancer centres and general hospitals still do not have palliative care services, and there is ... More


Participatory Research in Palliative Care: Actions and Reflections

Jo Hockley, Katherine Froggatt, and Katharina Heimerl

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644155
eISBN:
9780191749094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644155.001.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

Participatory research is a relatively new method of researching practice especially within palliative care. It differs from other methodologies in that there is an expectation of action within the ... More


High Stakes: The Critical Role of Stakeholders in Health Care

David A. Shore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195326253
eISBN:
9780199897285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326253.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Modern healthcare has become a system of conflicts, in which diverse groups pursue their own interests at the risk of the system at large. Insurance providers want to reduce their payments, HMOs want ... More


Effectiveness of Interventions at the Health System, Provider, and Patient Levels to Improve the Quality of Diabetes Care

Catherine Kim, Hae Mi Choe, Yeong Kwok, and Jennifer Wyckoff

in Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195317060
eISBN:
9780199871544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317060.003.0019
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The identification, treatment, and control of diabetes complications and the major risk factors for cardiovascular disease can reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with diabetes. This ... More


Health care

Kenneth C. Calman

in The Potential for Health

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192629449
eISBN:
9780191723674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629449.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Health care concerns that part of improving health which requires a service, or treatment of care to be given to an individual or community. Quality of life and quality of care are both important. ... More


Dissemination and sustainability strategy for the LCP programme: incorporating a model for national audit for care of the dying

Deborah Murphy and Tamsin McGlinchey

in Care of the Dying: A pathway to excellence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199550838
eISBN:
9780191730528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

This chapter discusses a dissemination and sustainability strategy for the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) programme in incorporating a model for national audit for care of the ... More


Health Services Research in Neurology

Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen K. Van Den Eeden, and Valerie M. McGuire

in Neuroepidemiology: From principles to practice

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195133790
eISBN:
9780199863730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.18
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter covers the principles of health services research, which is critical for understanding and reducing the burden of neurological disease across populations. The goal of neurologic health ... More


Promoting social investment through work–family policies: which nations do it and why?1

Kimberly J. Morgan (ed.)

in Towards A Social Investment Welfare State?: Ideas, Policies and Challenges

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847429247
eISBN:
9781447305613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429247.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter analyses the development of childcare and work-family reconciliation policies in three groups of countries: countries where early childhood education and care policies are well developed ... More


Conclusion: The Barbarians Are at the Gate

Nancy Tomes

in Remaking the American Patient: How Madison Avenue and Modern Medicine Turned Patients into Consumers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622774
eISBN:
9781469622798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622774.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This concluding chapter examines efforts to make health care more consumer-friendly, including coupons for prescription drugs, lotteries for in vitro fertilization treatments, and smartphone apps to ... More


Administrative Health Data

Lisa I. Iezzoni, Michael Shwartz, and Arlene S. Ash

in Health Statistics: Shaping policy and practice to improve the population's health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195149289
eISBN:
9780199865130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149289.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Administrative data provide important information about health services use, expenditures, selected clinical outcomes, and quality of care. This chapter examines U.S. administrative databases. It ... More


Cash-for-care benefits

Barbara Da Roit, Blanche Le Bihan, and August Österle

in Long-Term Care Reforms in OECD Countries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447305057
eISBN:
9781447311539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305057.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Urban Geography

This chapter analyses the development of cash-for-care programs across OECD countries, their effects and their future perspectives. A major commonality of these programs is that they emphasize choice ... More


How Context Shapes the Experience of Staff and Residents in Residential Long-Term Care Settings

Carole A. Estabrooks and Stephanie A. Chamberlain

in Context in Action and How to Study It: Illustrations from Health Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198805304
eISBN:
9780191843419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805304.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter describes 10 years of research into organizational context in residential long-term care (LTC) settings. It focuses on this book’s first and third questions: What constitutes context for ... More


Manual of Infection Prevention and Control

Nizam Damani

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698356
eISBN:
9780191732126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698356.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

It has been estimated that in developed countries up to 10% of hospitalized patients develop infections every year. Not only is there a substantial cost to healthcare systems, but some health ... More


Power and autonomy of older people in long-term care: cross-national comparison and learning

Henglien (Lisa) Chen

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The current trend in many European countries is shifting caring responsibilities towards the individual and promoting independence among older people. This chapter argues that older people who need ... More


Canadian Print News Media Coverage of Medical Tourism: Examining Key Themes and Ethical Gaps

Valorie A. Crooks, Jeremy Snyder, Leigh Turner, Krystyna Adams, Rory Johnston, and Victoria Casey

in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917907
eISBN:
9780199332878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917907.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter provides a media content analysis of Canadian print media depictions of medical tourism. It describes how the lack of reliable information in these sources about the numbers and ... More


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