In this introductory textbook to epidemiology, students will discover the knowledge and skills required for managing population-based health care under health reform. Fundamental epidemiological techniques are presented teaching students to assess the health status of populations served; determine appropriate interventions based upon knowledge of factors which affect health status; and evaluate the impact of health care systems, programs, technologies, and policies on the health status of populations. Each chapter includes case studies and discussion questions.
Epidemiologic Methods for Assessment and Analysis: The Need for an Epidemiologic Perspective in Health Care Management. Overview of the Interrelationship between Population, Health Care Needs, Services, and Health Status. Measurement of Health Outcomes and Causative Factors. Quantifying Health Outcomes. Assessing the Relationship between Causative Factors and Outcomes. Evaluating Data for Decisionmaking. Application of Epidemiologic Methods in the Planning, Delivery, and Evaluation of Health Care Services: Strategic Planning: An Essential Management Tool for Health Care Organizations and Its Epidemiologic Basis; F. Jaeger. Evaluating Health Care System Performance: An Epidemiologic Perspective; D.A. Clement, et al. The Control of Transmissible Disease in Health Care Settings: The Manager's Role. Application of Epidemiologic Methods to Health Care Quality Management; M.E. Sinioris. Technology Assessment; K.A. Matuszewski. Managing a Health Care System from an Epidemiologic Perspective; W.M. Lerner. Epidemiologic Contributions to Policy; I.R. Shannon. Glossary. Index.