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1690280 Dlugacz, Yosef:
Measuring Health Care
Using Quality Data for Operational, Financial, and Clinical Improvement
Preis:   € 65,90

Einband: Pb
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
Erscheinungsdatum: 2006
Seiten: 240 S.

ISBN-10: 0-7879-8383-7   
ISBN-13: 978-0-7879-8383-3


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Beschreibung
Written by Yosef D. Dlugacz-an internationally recognized expert in the field of performance improvement and quality management-Measuring Health Care is a practical guide for the understanding and application of measurement methods in health care facilities.
This invaluable text shows students and professionals how measurements and data can be used to balance quality services and financial viability and how measures can help to evaluate and improve organizational, clinical, and financial processes. The book explains the various performance measurement methods used in health care and shows their practical impact on clinical patient outcomes.
The volume is grounded in the transition from a physician-centered, volume-based reimbursement system to a quality-driven, data-centered culture. The book explores the primary roles of performance assessment and outcomes measure in the current health care environment. Measuring Health Care combines extensive theoretical understanding with experience and offers examples from the author's pioneering quality management leadership.
Inhalt
Figures and Tables.
Preface.
The Author.
Introduction.
1 Overview: What Measures Measure.
Measures and the Medical Staff.
Measures and Patients.
Measures and Health Care Leaders.
Measures and Money.
Measures and Evaluating Care.
Summary.
Things to Think About.
2 Fundamentals of Data.
Quality and Finance: A Perfect Fit.
Quality and Accountability.
Let the Walls Come Tumbling Down.
Finding Answers.
Objectifying the Delivery of Care.
Case Example: Cardiac Mortality.
Case Example: Intensive Care Units.
Defining Goals.
Nothing New Under the Sun.
Case Example: Falls.
Communicating Information from Quality Measures.
Leadership Defines the Level of Quality.
Finding Questions.
Summary.
Things to Think About.
3 Using Data to Improve Organizational Processes.
Satisfying the Demanding Consumer.
Offering Value.
Showing the Numbers.
Measures Are Good Business.
Managing with Measures.
The Value of Measures.
Measures and Organizational Processes.
Case Example: Nutrition.
Case Example: Housekeeping.
Monitoring Performance.
Measures Promote Knowledge.
Lack of Measures Leads to Poor Resource Management.
Measures and Evaluating Services.
Summary.
Things to Think About.
4 What to Measure--and Why.
Leadership Determines What to Measure.
Measures Define Quality Care.
Measures Inform Financial Decisions.
Measures and Purchasing Decisions.
Measures and Patient Safety.
Quality Methodology for Performance Improvement.
Developing a Performance Improvement Plan.
Case Example: Plan Do Check Act for Bariatric Surgery.
Monitoring Variation from the Standard.
Case Example: Moving Between Levels of Care.
Understanding Patient Flow.
Summary.
Things to Think About.
5 Promoting Accountability Through Measurements.
Measures and Organizational Goals.
Justifying Expenses.
Case Example: Self-Extubations.
Getting the Doctors on Board.
Case Example: Wrong-Site Surgery.
Analyzing Errors.
Changing the Culture.
Asking Questions.
Evaluating Information and Communicating Results.
Summary.
Things to Think About.
6 The Rationale for External Drivers of Quality.
The Government Takes the Lead.
Monitoring Quality for Changed Practices.
The Media Carry the Message.
Public Pressure Forces Change.
Quality and Community Relations.
Truth or Consequences.
Quality Data Force Change.
Case Example: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft.
Make the Regulations Work for You.
Summary.
Things to Think About.
7 Integrating Data for Operational Success.
Different Data Tell Different Stories About Care.
Working with Administrative Data.
Working with Primary Data.
Case Example: Stroke.
Operational Decisions and Quality Data.
Quality and Risk.
Case Example: FMEA and Blood Transfusions.
Communicating Quality Data.
Case Example: Decubiti.
Measures Tell the Truth.
Summary.
Things to Think About.
8 Internal Drivers of Quality.
Using Guidelines to Drive Quality.
Ensuring That the Standard of Care Is Met.
CareMaps Promote Standardized Care.
Variance Data Help Drive Quality.
Dealing with Resistance to CareMaps.
Implementing Guidelines to Drive Quality Care.
Everyone Benefits from CareMaps.
Documenting the Delivery of Care.
Case Example: Detoxification Guidelines.
Summary.
Things to Think About.
9 Using Data for Performance Improvement.
Aggregated Data Offer a Different Perspective.
Case Example: Using Quality Methods to Ensure Consistency of Care.
Case Example: Increasing Access to Care.
Case Example: Improving Sterilization Across the System.
Collaboration Works.
Summary.
Things to Think About.
Conclusion.
Bibliography.
Index.
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