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Measuring Patient Outcomes : Education Ser. - Marie T. Nolan

Measuring Patient Outcomes

Education Ser.

Paperback Published: 1st March 2000
ISBN: 9780761915058
Number Of Pages: 248

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Using the statistical analysis program SPSS, this book shows how to analyze patient outcomes data and create graphs summarizing this data.

The first part of this book serves as a primer for nurses and other health professionals who are learning how to measure outcomes. The second part includes a series of case studies describing successful patient outcomes projects.

The examples selected range from the straightforward assessment of length of stay and re-admission rate before and after the introduction of a care pathway, to the more complicated efforts to assess the impact of swimming on central venous catheter infection in children with cancer.

Some chapters represent the starting point for outcomes measurement, while other chapters are built upon previous work.

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"This book brings together the experience of health care professionals and the lastest knowledge about what it takes to:



Identify and measure patient outcomes successfully and practically Analyze and illustrate reliable and valid outcomes data using the latest technology and computer packages; and Utilize the results of systematic, interdisciplinary outcomes studies to improve care and plan future studies." -- Veronica F. Rempusheski, PhD, RN, FAAN * Foreword *

The Process of Patient Outcomes Management
The Identification of Patient Outcomes
Selection of Instruments to Measure Outcomes and Planning for Data Management
Creation and Manipulation of SPSS Data Files
Overview of Statistical Methods for Measuring Patient Outcomes
Persuasive Presentation of Patient Outcomes Graphics
Scanning Technology to Automate Data Entry
Case Studies in Patient Outcomes Management
Acute Care
Factors Associated with Leg Graft Wound Complications Following Coronary Artery Bypass
Evaluation of the Effect of a Critical Pathway for Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
Quality of Life Following the Whipple Procedure
Precursors of Patient Seclusion in a Psychiatric Patient Population
Maternal/Child Care
Outcomes of Early Hospital Discharge of Women Undergoing Abdominal Hysterectomy
Swimming and Central Venous Catheter-Related Infections in Children with Cancer
Primary Care
Measurement of Urinary Continence Recovery Following Radical Prostatectomy
A Clinical Outcomes Study to Evaluate the Cost-Effectiveness of New Anti-Emetic Guidelines to Manage Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting
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ISBN: 9780761915058
ISBN-10: 0761915052
Series: Education Ser.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st March 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 16.05  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34

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