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ISBN: 0833040022, 9780833040022
Authors: Denise D. Quigley, Donna O. Farley, Julie A. Brown, Marc N. Elliott, Han De Vries, Ron D. Hays
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: healthcare, providers, systems, cahps, assessment, consumer, supplemental, quality, improvement, items, development
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The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) was initiated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in 1995 to establish survey and reporting products that provide consumers information on health plan and provider performance as judged by other consumers who have used the health plan. It was learned during the first CAHPS development work that various st......
ISBN: 0309120640, 9780309120647
Authors: Claudia Grossmann, W. Alexander Goolsby, Leighanne Olsen,, J. Michael Mcginnis; Institute Of Medicine, National Academy Of Engineering
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: workshop, summary, future, system, learning, healthcare, engineering
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Improving our nation's healthcare system is a challenge which, because of its scale and complexity, requires a creative approach and input from many different fields of expertise. Lessons from engineering have the potential to improve both the efficiency and quality of healthcare delivery. The fundamental notion of a high-performing healthcare system--one that increasingly is more effective, more ......
Author: Anna Marie Vilamovska
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: frequency, identification, rfid, technology, radio, potential, quality, cost, healthcare, delivery, improving
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This study investigates whether an upcoming class of health information technology (HIT) can be used to address currently outstanding issues in the quality and cost of healthcare delivery. Expert interviews and a literature review were used to describe the 2009 universe of in- and outpatient healthcare RFID applications and to identify those applications expected to have the largest positive impac......
Author: Haijun Tian
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: survey, retirement, healthcare, communities, health, evidence, depression, comorbid, pain, caring
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Depression that occurs along with painful physical symptoms has not been fully understood.Serious investigation into the interaction of depression and pain and its impact on the labor market, disability, and on financial aspects of health insurance and medication costs among Americans ages 55 to 65 is long overdue. This study found that depression and comorbid pain is associated with worse labor m......
Author: Unknown
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: lessons, field, marketplace, healthcare, changing, preparing
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Download free ebook: Preparing For A Changing Healthcare Marketplace:lessons From The Field......
Authors: Ellen Nolte, Martin Roland, Cheryl L. Damberg, Soeren Mattke, Mirella Cacace, Simo Goshev, Laura Brereton, Annalijn Conklin, Liisa Hiatt, Denise D. Quigley, Susan L. Lovejoy
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Keywords: german, healthcare, system, framework, allocation, development, resource, informing
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In the German statutory health insurance (SHI) system, the payment of office-based physicians in the ambulatory care sector is based on a complex system involving national and regional stakeholders. Payment rates are derived from a national relative value scale but, as budgets are negotiated at the regional level, conversion factors for the relative values and thus prices for the same service can ......
Author: Arash Naeim
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: breast, surgery, cancer, treatment, data, cataract, using, effectiveness, cost, analysis, older, patients, healthcare
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This dissertation is divided into two sections. The cataract surgery section has two subcomponents: A methodological subsection focuses on strategies for imputing responses among older patients to questions not answered on the vision section of the Heath Utilities Index Mark 3 questionnaire. The cost-effectiveness analysis is based on a randomized clinical trial of older patients with cataracts, c......
ISBN: 0309103002, 9780309103008
Authors: Leighanne Olsen, Dara Aisner,, J. Michael Mcginnis, editors, Roundtable On Evidence-based Medicine
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: roundtable, evidence, based, medicine, iom, summary, healthcare, system, workshop, learning
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As our nation enters a new era of medical science that offers the real prospect of personalized health care, we will be confronted by an increasingly complex array of health care options and decisions. The Learning Healthcare System considers how health care is structured to develop and to apply evidence--from health profession training and infrastructure development to advances in research method......
Author: Charles Meade
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: structures, healthcare, safety, planning
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Key Findings:Mitigating the destructive impact of hurricane force winds will require developing and implementing new building codes.Mitigating the impact of floods will require site-specific investments in infrastructure and planning.California provides the best example of “lessons learned” from an aggressive policy to protect hospitals from the effects of natural disasters.......
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