Robert H Brook Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0833019139, 9780833019134
Authors: Robert W. Dubois, William H. Rogers, John H. Moxley, David Draper, Robert H. Brook
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Keywords: quality, predictor, mortality, inpatient, hospital
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Various potential measures of quality of care are being used to differentiate hospitals. In 1986, on the basis of diagnostic and demographic data, the Health Care Financing Administration identified hospitals in which the actual death rate differed from the predicted rate. The authors have developed a similar model. To understand why there are high-outlier hospitals (in which the actual death rate......
Authors: Anita Stewart, Robert H. Brook, Robert L. Kane
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Keywords: health, study, vol, insurance, overweight, adults, measurement, habits, conceptualization
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Discusses overweight in relation to health status and how overweight is measured in the RAND Health Insurance Study (HIS).This report includes (1) a description of the way overweight and obesity have been measured by various investigators, including an assessment of the reliability and validity of the available measures; (2) data on the prevalence of overweight based on a literature review, includ......
ISBN: 0833001280, 9780833001283
Authors: Anita Stewart, Robert H. Brook, Robert L. Kane
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Keywords: health, study, vol, insurance, smoking, adults, measurement, habits, conceptualization
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An examination of smoking behavior in the first of a four-volume series of the RAND Health Insurance Study (HIS).The measures of smoking will be used in the HIS primarily as proxy measures of future health status in tests relating generosity of health insurance to future health status.This report includes (1) a review of the way smoking has been measured by other investigators, and how its effects......
ISBN: 0833019910, 9780833019912
Authors: Robert W. Dubois, Robert H. Brook
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Keywords: system, feasible, ideal, making, clinical, decision, assessing
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While caring for patients, physicians make a variety of decisions. Can current methods adequately determine whether these decisions are correct? If not, what improvements are needed? This paper begins with a review of several explicit methods to assess physician decisionmaking. It then describes a more comprehensive system that would use Bayesian logic to assess whether a physician responded appro......
Author: Robert H. Brook
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Keywords: committee, senate, health, education, pensions, labor, presented, testimony, necessary, delivery, care, united, states, ensuring
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Written statement delivered to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, March 2, 1999.......
Author: Robert H. Brook
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Keywords: environment, national, imperative, conscious, cost, quality, care, maintaining
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The author discusses variations in quality of care, how quality of care can be measured, and what should be done to preserve quality of care. The science of measuring and improving quality must be enhanced, and changes in government policies and programs that affect quality rigorously evaluated. Efforts to make information about the level of quality in health care plans available to the public sho......
ISBN: 0833019023, 9780833019028
Author: Robert H. Brook
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Keywords: research, services, health
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Two principles shape an applied research field such as health services research. First, studies can be classified as methodological, descriptive, analytical, or experimental; and second, health services research is conducted at two levels — the doctor-patient level and the policy level. Twenty years of increasingly sophisticated description and analysis allow researchers now to measure bette......
ISBN: 0833019090, 9780833019097
Authors: Robert H. Brook, Kathleen N. Lohr
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Keywords: crossing, research, boundary, quality, effectiveness, variations, efficacy
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This Note considers future directions for health care quality assessment research and the uses to which its products should be put. Health services research can profitably be focused on issues of efficacy, effectiveness, variations in use, or quality of care. The authors argue, however, that future important issues require that information from all these areas be integrated into a "macro" model th......
ISBN: 0833019163, 9780833019165
Authors: Robert H. Brook, Kathleen N. Lohr
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Keywords: care, health, effective, ration, need
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A central health policy issue is whether the nation will accept and act on the premise that it must ration effective medical services. Rationing is any set of activities that determines who gets needed medical care when resources are insufficient to provide for all. Perhaps one-third of the financial resources devoted to health care today is being spent on ineffective or unproductive care. The aut......
ISBN: 0833006096, 9780833006097
Authors: Kathleen N. Lohr, Robert H. Brook
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Keywords: public, sector, experience, medicine, assurance, quality
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This report describes and reflects upon current quality assurance efforts in the health care field. It defines the concepts of quality of care and quality assurance, and recounts the history of the quality assurance movement. It then describes three initiatives in quality assurance sponsored by the federal government: Experimental Medical Care Review Organizations, Professional Standards Review Or......
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