Skip header and navigation
Did you mean economies?

Narrow By

115 records – page 1 of 6.

Abdominal Wall Surgery : How Reimbursement Systems Can Change Surgical Evolution

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44302
Dalila Patrizia Greco, Elio Borgonovi, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book presents different patient-oriented perspectives from surgeons, economic evaluation and management researchers, and business companies active in the healthcare sector, striking a balance between the appropriateness/effectiveness of treatment and efficiency/cost. It does not include technical surgical details, but instead provides the necessary knowledge regarding different groups of patients to help economic and management researchers make accurate evaluations. Although partially base…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Greco, Dalila Patrizia
Borgonovi, Elio
Responsibility
Dalila Patrizia Greco, Elio Borgonovi, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 235 p.) : 46 illus., 34 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030024260
9783030024253 (Print ed.)
9783030024277 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Abdominal Wall - surgery
General Surgery - economics
Health Care Costs
Reimbursement Mechanisms
Specialty
Economics
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This book presents different patient-oriented perspectives from surgeons, economic evaluation and management researchers, and business companies active in the healthcare sector, striking a balance between the appropriateness/effectiveness of treatment and efficiency/cost. It does not include technical surgical details, but instead provides the necessary knowledge regarding different groups of patients to help economic and management researchers make accurate evaluations. Although partially based on the specific case of abdominal wall surgery in the Italian health system, the book defines a model that can, with the necessary adaptations, be applied in other national contexts. It also analyzes different reimbursement systems and methods of data collection. This approach supports the evolution form evidence-based medicine (EBM) to the future of real-world data (big data analysis). Further, it highlights the critical issue of “silos” reimbursement, which is the pillar of DRG, and proposes methodology to evaluate the direct and indirect benefit and costs of surgery (for example quality of care, costs incurred in cases of surgical complications due to the use of inappropriate, low-cost material or due to surgical procedure. It is a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons, policymakers and managers in the field.
Contents
1. The Evolution of Surgery -- Part I. Abdominal Wall -- 2. Anatomy of the Abdominal Wall -- 3. Clusters of Pathology and Interventions -- 4. Unit of Wall Surgery -- 5. Organization and Certification of Abdominal Wall Surgery -- 6. Biomaterials in Abdominal Wall Surgery -- 7. Care Settings -- 8. Preventing Incisional Hernias: Closure of Abdominal Wall, Follow-Up in Abdominal Surgery -- Part II. Economics -- 9. State-of-the-Art of Abdominal Wall Surgery in Italy: Coding, Reimbursement, Hospitalisations and Expenditure for Surgical Meshes -- 10. Presurgical Hidden Costs: Imaging, Assessment Clinic -- 11. Post-Surgical Hidden Cost: Neuralgia -- 12. Post-surgical Hidden Costs: Infections -- 13. Basic Principles of Health Technology Assessment, Economic Evaluation, and Costing of Healthcare Programs -- 14. Economic Modeling and Budget Impact Analysis in Abdominal Surgery: The Case of Mesh -- Part III. Outcomes -- 15. How to Measure Outcomes in Surgery -- 16. Present and Future of EBM in Inguinal Hernia Repair and Abdominal Wall Reconstruction -- 17. Health Technology Assessment in Abdominal Wall Surgery -- Part IV. Future Perspectives -- 18. Stakeholders’ Opinion -- 19. Evolution of Abdominal Wall Surgery in Non-developed Countries -- 20. How Social Patterns Affect the Development of Science and Medicine -- Part V. Conclusions -- 21. Ferrying to the Future.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer : A New Paradigm for Clinical Management

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43371
Laurence Klotz, editor. (Second edition) --Cham: Humana Press , c2018.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This fully updated and revised new edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in prostate cancer. The book reviews new data about molecular characteristics of the disease, profiles the new grading system for prostate cancer introduced in 2015, and provides new perspectives about imaging of prostate cancer, as well as the role of targeted biopsies. The text summarizes the…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Klotz, Laurence
Responsibility
Laurence Klotz, editor
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 250 p.) : 39 illus., 27 illus. in color
Series Title
Current clinical urology
ISBN
9783319627106
9783319627090 (print ed.)
9783319627113 (print ed.)
9783319873756 (print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7194
Subjects (MeSH)
Disease Progression
Medical Overuse - prevention & control
Prostatic Neoplasms - diagnosis
Prostatic Neoplasms - therapy
Watchful Waiting
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Urology
Abstract
This fully updated and revised new edition provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for clinicians, surgeons and researchers with an interest in prostate cancer. The book reviews new data about molecular characteristics of the disease, profiles the new grading system for prostate cancer introduced in 2015, and provides new perspectives about imaging of prostate cancer, as well as the role of targeted biopsies. The text summarizes the role of biomarkers and MRI in patient selection and management and details the world wide results of active surveillance. Specific chapters address communication and ethical issues, QOL outcomes, economic aspects, and psycho-social aspects of surveillance. The role of focal therapy for low risk disease is summarized, and the data supporting preventive interventions during surveillance reviewed. This text will serve as a very useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with, and interested in this common malignancy, as it provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts.
Contents
Cancer Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment -- Can We Screen and Still Reduce Overdiagnosis? -- The Role of Fear in Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment -- Ethical and Legal Considerations in Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer -- Gleason 6 Tumors Should Still Be Labeled As Cancer -- Risk Based Selection for Active Surveillance -- Surveillance at the Margins: Management of High Volume Gleason 6, PSA>10, or Gleason 3+4 -- How Should Patients on Active Surveillance be Followed? -- Triggers for Intervention -- MR Imaging in Prostate Tumor Volume Assessment: How Accurate? -- Can MRI Replace Biopsy in Men on Surveillance? -- Tissue Based Markers for Risk Prediction -- International AS Registry: The Movember Foundation's Global Action Plan Prostate Cancer Active Surveillance Initiative -- Better Informed Decision Making to Optimize Patient Selection -- How Does QOL Compare Between Surveillance and Active Treatment? -- The Potential Benefits of Diet and Physical Activity among Active Surveillance Patients with Low-Burden Prostate Cancer -- Is there a Role for Pharmacologic Manipulation to Prevent Progression in Men on Active Surveillance? The Role of 5-ARIs, Statins, and Metformin -- The Update of Active Surveillance around the World: Utilization and Outcomes -- Tissue Preservation: Active Surveillance and Focal Therapy as Complimentary Strategies -- The Economics of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer -- Research Questions in Active Surveillance.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer : A New Paradigm for Clinical Management

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat31028
Laurence Klotz, editor. --New York, NY: Humana Press , c2012.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer: A New Paradigm for Clinical Management will serve as a useful resource for physicians dealing with, and interested in, this complex and evolving branch of prostate cancer management. The book will also be of interest to scientifically literate patients and their families. The volume provides an introduction to the concept of active surveillance in oncology in general and prostate cancer specifically. The primary focus is to provide a comprehens…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Klotz, Laurence
Responsibility
Laurence Klotz, editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 208 p. : 33 ill., 22 ill. in color)
Series Title
Current clinical urology
ISBN
9781617799129
Subjects (MeSH)
Disease Progression
Early Diagnosis
Prostatic Neoplasms - diagnosis
Prostatic Neoplasms - therapy
Watchful Waiting
Subjects (LCSH)
Oncology
Urology
Abstract
Active Surveillance for Localized Prostate Cancer: A New Paradigm for Clinical Management will serve as a useful resource for physicians dealing with, and interested in, this complex and evolving branch of prostate cancer management. The book will also be of interest to scientifically literate patients and their families. The volume provides an introduction to the concept of active surveillance in oncology in general and prostate cancer specifically. The primary focus is to provide a comprehensive guide to the management of patients on surveillance. The volume covers the many complexities and nuances to this approach including, patient selection, risk assessment, how to overcome 'cancer hysteria' when counseling patients, identifying appropriate triggers for intervention, use of PSA kinetics and MR imaging information, technique and frequency of biopsies, secondary prevention interventions, and the relative roles of surveillance and focal therapy.
Contents
1. The Problem of Cancer Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment -- 2. Patient Selection for Active Surveillance -- 3. Predicting High Risk Disease Using Tissue Biomarkers -- 4. Predicting High Risk Disease Using Serum and DNA Biomarkers -- 5. Triggers for Intervention in Men on Surveillance -- 6. The Role of MRI in Active Surveillance -- 7. Active Surveillance: The European Experience -- 8. Active Surveillance: The Canadian Experience -- 9. Psychosocial Aspects of Active Surveillance -- 10. Statistical Considerations for Patient Selection and Triggers for Intervention in Active Surveillance -- 11. Interpreting PSA Kinetics using GLMM Technique -- 12. The Potential Benefits of Diet and Physical Activity among Active Surveillance Patients with Low-Burden Prostate Cancer -- 13. The Role of 5[alpha]-Reductase Inhibitors (5-ARIs) in Expectant Management of Low Risk Prostate Cancer -- 14. Urologists' Opinion on Active Surveillance: United States vs. the Netherlands -- 15. Clinical "Pearls" in Managing Patients on Surveillance -- 16. Active Surveillance, Focal Therapy and the Future -- 17. The Economics of Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer -- 18. The Future of Active Surveillance.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

An International Perspective on Disasters and Children's Mental Health

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44638
Christina W. Hoven, Lawrence V. Amsel, Sam Tyano, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book provides a broad international perspective on the psychological trauma faced by children and adolescents exposed to major disasters, and on the local public health response to their needs. An outstanding quality of the book is that it draws upon the experience of local researchers, clinicians, and public mental health practitioners who dedicated themselves to these children in the wake of overwhelming events. The chapters address exemplary responses to a wide variety of trauma types, …
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Hoven, Christina W.
Amsel, Lawrence V.
Tyano, Sam
Other Authors
World Psychiatric Association
Responsibility
Christina W. Hoven, Lawrence V. Amsel, Sam Tyano, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxi, 439 p.) : 36 illus., 27 illus. in color
Series Title
Integrating psychiatry and primary care
ISBN
9783030158729
9783030158712 (Print ed.)
9783030158736 (Print ed.)
9783030158743 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2522-5693
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Armed Conflicts
Child
Disasters
Emergency Services, Psychiatric
Mental Health Services
Psychological Trauma - therapy
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - prevention & control
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Mental Health Services
Pediatrics
Abstract
This book provides a broad international perspective on the psychological trauma faced by children and adolescents exposed to major disasters, and on the local public health response to their needs. An outstanding quality of the book is that it draws upon the experience of local researchers, clinicians, and public mental health practitioners who dedicated themselves to these children in the wake of overwhelming events. The chapters address exemplary responses to a wide variety of trauma types, including severe weather, war, industrial catastrophes, earthquakes, and terrorism. Because disasters do not recognize geographic, economic, or political boundaries, the chapters have been selected to reflect the diverse global community’s attempt to respond to vulnerable children in the most challenging times. The book, thus, examines a diverse range of healthcare systems, cultural settings, mental health infrastructure, government policies, and the economic factors that have played an important role in responses to traumatic events. The ultimate goal of this book is to stimulate future international collaborations and interventions that will promote children’s mental health in the face of disaster.
Contents
Part I. Children in Disasters: An Overview -- 1. The Impact of Trauma on the Fetus, the Infant, and the Child -- 2. Public Health Responses and Therapeutic Interventions -- Part II. Terrorism -- 3. Boko Haram Insurgency and Nigeria’s Mental Health Response -- 4. The Army Public School Massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan -- 5. Children’s Mental Health After 9/11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing -- Part III. Earthquakes and Tsunamis -- 6. Chilean Children 7 Years After the 2010 Earthquake and Tsunami -- 7. Children’s Exposure to China’s Wenchuan Earthquake: Mental Health Sequelae -- 8. Children’s Mental Health Following the Haiti 2010 Earthquake -- Part IV. Nuclear Events -- 9. Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident -- 10. Responses to Children’s Mental Health Needs Following the Chernobyl Disaster -- 11. Child and Adolescent Suicide Risk Following the Chernobyl Disaster -- Part V. Extreme Weather and Geography -- 12. Psychopathology in Children and Their Caregivers Following America’s Hurricane Katrina -- 13. Use of Geographic Information Systems in Trauma Research -- Part VI. Parents and Children in Times of War -- 14. The Armenian Genocide and Its Intergenerational Effects -- 15. Promoting Mental Health for Children and Their Caregivers Affected by the Syrian Conflict -- 16. The Intergenerational Aftermath of War Captivity: The Israeli Experience -- Part VII. Refugees and Human Rights -- 17. Children Seeking Asylum: Mental Health and Human Rights -- 18. Children and Armed Conflict: A Child Rights-based Approach to Prevention and Mitigation -- Part VIII. Future Approaches -- 19. Preventing Future Terrorism: Intervening on Youth Radicalization -- 20. Mass Disasters and Children’s Mental Health: How General Systems Theory and Behavioral Economics Can Help.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

An Introduction to Health Policy : A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat40757
Manish K. Sethi, William H. Frist, editors. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
With healthcare expenditures in the United States currently totaling over $3.1 trillion and the prospect that this spending will continue to increase exponentially over the next several years, an appreciation of the evolution of healthcare policy in the United States and the subsequent changes that are expected to occur in the delivery and financing of these services is critical for those in the healthcare field. An Introduction to Health Policy: A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students is …
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Sethi, Manish K
Frist, William H
Responsibility
Manish K. Sethi, William H. Frist, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 259 p. : 12 illus., 11 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781461477358
9781461477341 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Economics, Medical
Health Care Expenditures
Health Policy
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
With healthcare expenditures in the United States currently totaling over $3.1 trillion and the prospect that this spending will continue to increase exponentially over the next several years, an appreciation of the evolution of healthcare policy in the United States and the subsequent changes that are expected to occur in the delivery and financing of these services is critical for those in the healthcare field. An Introduction to Health Policy: A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students is the first book of its kind written by physician leaders in health policy across the United States to aid doctors and students in developing an understanding of the key issues that have shaped health policy and the transformative nature of these changes on healthcare delivery in America. The book includes coverage of these topics: Historical context in which healthcare evolved in the 20th century; Origins of Medicare and Medicaid and the challenges facing these programs; Understanding quality and cost in health policy; The benefits and challenges of health information technology; The economics of healthcare; Proposed models for payment reform; International systems of care and consumer-driven healthcare; Understanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Contents
The History of Healthcare in the United States Pre-1965 -- Medicare and Its Evolution to 2011 -- Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program -- Breaking Down Health Care Insurance from HMO to PPO and Beyond -- Understanding Quality and Cost from a Health Policy Perspective -- Prevention and U.S. Healthcare -- The Rise of Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Health Information Technology: Clinical and Policy Context -- Prescription Drug and Pharmaceuticals Policy -- Health Disparities -- The Economics of Healthcare -- The American Healthcare System: Understanding How the Pieces Come Together -- Alternative Systems of Care and Consumer-Driven Healthcare -- National Healthcare Systems: A Worldview -- Reimbursement: Understanding How We Pay For Healthcare -- How Healthcare Policy Is Made in Washington: Understanding the Players and the Game -- Government and State Agencies: Who Administrates Healthcare on Federal and State Levels? -- The 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform -- The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: What Is It and How Will It Change Healthcare?.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Application of the Political Economy to Rural Health Disparities

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43103
Monica M. Taylor. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This thought-provoking monograph analyzes the longstanding political and economic structures underlying entrenched health inequities in rural areas worldwide. Bypassing familiar data on the subject, it critiques existing approaches to why core social determinants of health are underrepresented in rural communities, and synthesizes knowledge from health behaviors to spatial politics to make creative, equitable suggestions for intervention. The author reviews classic economic and current sociopol…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Taylor, Monica M.
Responsibility
Monica M. Taylor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 52 p.)
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in public health
ISBN
9783319735375
9783319735368 (print ed.)
9783319735382 (print ed.)
ISSN
2192-3698
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Planning
Health Services Accessibility
Healthcare Disparities
Public Policy - economics
Rural Health Services - economics
Socioeconomic Factors
Specialty
Economics
Health Services Administration
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
This thought-provoking monograph analyzes the longstanding political and economic structures underlying entrenched health inequities in rural areas worldwide. Bypassing familiar data on the subject, it critiques existing approaches to why core social determinants of health are underrepresented in rural communities, and synthesizes knowledge from health behaviors to spatial politics to make creative, equitable suggestions for intervention. The author reviews classic economic and current sociopolitical theory to pinpoint governments' decision-making processes behind resource allocation as they translate into poor service access, service quality, and health outcomes. In reply, corrective policy measures are recommended to address these conditions at the root-cause level, in keeping with global goals of improved health for all. Included in the coverage: Rural health disparities: the political economy. Rural health disparities: the economic argument. Social disorganization in rural communities. Rural health disparities and social disorder: public policy responses. The political economy: an era of institutional cynicism? With its forceful argument for dealing with a growing but often invisible crisis, Application of the Political Economy to Rural Health Disparities makes a significant text for graduate and undergraduate programs in public and international affairs, planning and public policy, public health, public administration, and economics. Public health and advocacy organizations will also benefit from the book's vision.
Contents
Rural Health Disparities: The Political Economy -- Rural Health Disparities: The Economic Argument -- Social Disorganization in Rural Communities -- Political Economy in the Era of Trump Politics -- Conclusion: Political Economy: An Era of Institutional Cynicism?
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44129
Scott R. Steele, Tracy L. Hull, Neil Hyman, Justin A. Maykel, Thomas E. Read, Charles B. Whitlow, editors. (Third edition) --Cham: Springer , 2019.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book provides a valuable resource for surgeons and health care providers who care for patients with colorectal disease at all stages of their careers. In line with previous editions, it aims to build upon the collective experience and expertise from national and international experts in the field, providing a completely revamped, up-to-date tome covering the wide breadth of colorectal disease organized around the “pillars” of colorectal surgery including perioperative care (including endos…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Steele, Scott R.
Hull, Tracy L.
Hyman, Neil
Maykel, Justin A.
Read, Thomas E.
Whitlow, Charles B.
Other Authors
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Responsibility
Scott R. Steele, Tracy L. Hull, Neil Hyman, Justin A. Maykel, Thomas E. Read, Charles B. Whitlow, editors
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 908 p.) : 579 illus., 461 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030011659
9783030011642 (Print ed.)
9783030011666 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonic Diseases - surgery
Colorectal Surgery - methods
Rectal Diseases - surgery
Specialty
Colorectal Surgery
Abstract
This book provides a valuable resource for surgeons and health care providers who care for patients with colorectal disease at all stages of their careers. In line with previous editions, it aims to build upon the collective experience and expertise from national and international experts in the field, providing a completely revamped, up-to-date tome covering the wide breadth of colorectal disease organized around the “pillars” of colorectal surgery including perioperative care (including endoscopy); anorectal disease; benign disease (including inflammatory bowel disease); malignancy; pelvic floor disorders; and a “miscellaneous” section that covers aspects both inside and beyond the operating room that are pertinent to providers at every level. In addition, each chapter contains several Key Concepts that succinctly depict the major learning objectives for individual sections and are in line with the Core Curriculum for Colon and Rectal Surgery provided by Association of Program Directors in Colon and Rectal Surgery and the key topics used by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery 3rd Edition serves as a relevant and practical tool to provide information, recommendations, and ultimately help improve the care and outcome for our patients.
Contents
Part I. Perioperative/ Endoscopy -- Anatomy and Embryology of the Colon, Rectum & Anus -- Colonic Physiology -- Anal Physiology: The Physiology of Continence and Defecation -- Endoscopy -- Endoscopic Management of Polyps, Polypectomy and Combined Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery -- Preoperative Assessment of Colorectal Patients -- Optimizing Outcomes with Enhanced Recovery -- Postoperative Complications -- Anastomotic Construction -- Anastomotic Complications -- Part II. Anorectal Disease -- Approach to Anal Pain -- Hemorrhoids -- Anal Fissure -- Anorectal Abscess and Fistula -- Complex anorectal fistulas -- Rectovaginal Fistula -- Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa -- Dermatology and Pruritus Ani -- Sexually Transmitted Infections -- Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia -- Part III. Malignant Disease -- Anal Cancer -- Presacral Tumors -- Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer and Overview of Inherited Colorectal Cancer Syndromes -- Colorectal Neoplasms: Screening and Surveillance after Polypectomy -- Colon Cancer: Preoperative Evaluation and Staging -- The Surgical Management of Colon Cancer -- Rectal Cancer: Preoperative Evaluation & Staging -- Rectal Cancer: Neoadjuvant Therapy -- Local excision of rectal neoplasia -- Rectal Cancer: Watch and Wait -- Proctectomy -- Rectal Cancer Decision Making -- Colorectal Cancer: Postoperative Adjuvant Therapy -- Colorectal Cancer: Surveillance after Curative-Intent Therapy -- Colorectal Cancer: Management of Local Recurrence -- Colorectal Cancer: Management of Stage IV Disease -- Appendiceal Neoplasms -- Carcinoids, GISTs and Lymphomas of Colon and Rectum -- Diverticular Disease -- Large Bowel Obstruction -- Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage -- Endometriosis -- Trauma of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus -- Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Pathobiology -- IBD Diagnosis and Evaluation -- Medical Management of Chronic Ulcerative Colitis -- Medical Management of Crohn’s Disease -- Anorectal Crohn's disease -- Crohn’s Disease: Surgical Management -- Ulcerative Colitis – Surgical Management -- Complications of the Ileal Pouch -- Infectious Colitides -- Clostridium difficile Infection -- Radiation, microscopic, ischemic colitis -- Intestinal Stoma -- Functional Complications After Colon and Rectal Surgery -- Common Tests for the Pelvic Floor -- Evaluation of Constipation and Treatment of Abdominal Constipation -- Obstructed Defecation -- Rectal Prolapse -- Evaluation and Treatment of FI -- Functional Bowel Disorders for the Colorectal Surgeons -- Middle and Anterior Compartment: Issues for the Colorectal Surgeon -- Part IV. Miscellaneous -- Pediatric Colorectal Disorders -- Considerations for Geriatric Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery -- Health Care Economics -- Ethical Issues in Colorectal Surgery -- Welcome to Litigation -- Surgical Education -- Maintenance of Certification: Current Status and Future Considerations -- Quality and Safety in Colon & Rectal Surgery -- Practice Management.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

The ASCRS manual of colon and rectal surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33246
David E. Beck [and others], editors. (Second edition) --New York: Springer , c2014.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is designed to provide a rapid access pocket reference for residents, fellows, private clinicians, and allied health professionals caring for patients with colorectal surgical diseases. The Manual, abstracted from the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition, is intended to impart succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care. The chapters take an evidence-based approach and many provide ASCRS prac…
Available Online
View e-Book
Corporate Author
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Other Authors
Beck, David E
Responsibility
David E. Beck [and others], editors
Edition
Second edition
Alternate Title
Manual of colon and rectal surgery
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 1005 pages)
ISBN
9781461484509 (electronic bk.)
9781461484493
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonic Diseases - surgery
Colorectal Surgery - Handbooks
Rectal Diseases - surgery
Subjects (LCSH)
Colon (Anatomy) - Surgery
Rectum—Surgery
Colorectal Surgery - methods
Colonic Diseases - surgery
Rectal Diseases - surgery
Abstract
The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is designed to provide a rapid access pocket reference for residents, fellows, private clinicians, and allied health professionals caring for patients with colorectal surgical diseases. The Manual, abstracted from the ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition, is intended to impart succinct, clinically relevant information for daily patient care. The chapters take an evidence-based approach and many provide ASCRS practice parameters. The contents are presented consistently, with concise overviews of the most clinically relevant topics. The disease chapters discuss etiology, anatomic considerations, patient evaluation, lab results, imaging, diagnosis and treatment. The surgical chapters address these same issues, in addition to discussion of minimally invasive versus open techniques, possible complications, and perioperative care. The Manual also includes anatomical and technique drawings, operative photos and algorithms. Concise yet comprehensive, The ASCRS Manual of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Second Edition is very useful for physicians and researchers dealing with diseases of the colon and rectum.
Contents
Anatomy and Embryology of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus -- Colonic Physiology -- Anorectal Physiology -- Physiologic Testing -- Endoscopy -- Radiology -- Endoluminal Ultrasound -- Preoperative Management -- Postoperative Management -- Postoperative Complications -- Hemorrhoids -- Anal Fissure -- Anorectal Abscess and Fistula -- Benign Anovaginal and Rectovaginal Fistulas -- Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa -- Dermatology and Pruritus Ani -- Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- Fecal Incontinence -- Pelvic Floor Disorders -- Anal Cancer -- Presacral Tumors -- Diverticular Disease -- Colonic Volvulus -- Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage -- Endometriosis -- Trauma of the Colon and Rectum -- IBD: Diagnosis and Evaluation -- IBD: Medical Management -- Ulcerative Colitis: Surgical Management -- Crohns Disease: Surgical Management -- Intestinal Stomas -- Constipation and Functional Bowel Disorders -- Rectal Prolapse -- Other Benign Colorectal Disorders -- Advanced Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery -- Polyps -- Hereditary Colorectal Cancer -- Colorectal Cancer: Epidemiology, Etiology, and Molecular Basis -- Colorectal Cancer Screening -- Colon Cancer Evaluation and Staging -- Surgical Management of Colon Cancer -- The Preoperative Staging of Rectal Cancer -- Local Excision of Rectal Cancer -- Surgical Treatment of Rectal Cancer -- Rectal Cancer: Locally Advanced and Recurrent -- Colorectal Cancer: Adjuvant Therapy -- Colorectal Cancer: Metastatic (Palliation) -- Colorectal Cancer: Surveillance -- Miscellaneous Neoplasms -- Pediatric Colorectal Disorders -- Health Care Economics -- Ethical and Legal Considerations -- Medical Legal Considerations -- Surgical Education -- Continuing Medical Education -- Quality.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

The ASCRS Textbook of Colon and Rectal Surgery

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39987
Scott R. Steele, Tracy L. Hull, Thomas E. Read, Theodore J. Saclarides, Anthony J. Senagore, Charles B. Whitlow, editors. (3rd ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This third edition text provides a completely revised and updated new version of this unique, modern, practical text that covers the strategic evaluation, specific approaches, and detailed management techniques utilized by expert colorectal surgeons caring for patients with complex problems--whether they result from underlying colorectal disease or from complications arising from previous surgical therapy. The format follows that of both a "how to" manual as well as an algorithm-based guide to …
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Steele, Scott R
Hull, Tracy L
Read, Thomas E
Saclarides, Theodore J
Senagore, Anthony J
Whitlow, Charles B
Responsibility
Scott R. Steele, Tracy L. Hull, Thomas E. Read, Theodore J. Saclarides, Anthony J. Senagore, Charles B. Whitlow, editors
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 1292 p. : 1089 illus., 555 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319259703
9783319259680 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Colonic Diseases - surgery
Colorectal Surgery - methods
Rectal Diseases - surgery
Abstract
This third edition text provides a completely revised and updated new version of this unique, modern, practical text that covers the strategic evaluation, specific approaches, and detailed management techniques utilized by expert colorectal surgeons caring for patients with complex problems--whether they result from underlying colorectal disease or from complications arising from previous surgical therapy. The format follows that of both a "how to" manual as well as an algorithm-based guide to allow the reader to understand the thought process behind the proposed treatment strategy. By making use of evidence-based recommendations, each chapter includes not only background information and diagnostic/therapeutic guidelines, but also provides a narrative by the author on his/her operative technical details and perioperative "tips and tricks" that they utilize in the management of these complex surgical challenges. Distinctive to this book, is the reliance on experts in the field including past presidents of the ASCRS, as well as multiple other national and internationally recognized surgeons, to lend their personal insight into situations where data may be more sparse, but individual and collective experience is paramount to making sound decisions and thereby optimizing patient outcomes. The text includes chapters on the assessment of risk and methods utilized to minimize perioperative complications. In addition, it incorporates sections covering the medical and surgical therapies for abdominal, pelvic and anorectal disease. Moreover, the technical challenges of managing complications resulting from the original or subsequent operations is addressed. The underlying focus throughout the text is on providing pragmatic and understandable solutions that can be readily implemented by surgeons of varying experience to successfully treat complex colorectal problems. However, it also goes beyond the technical aspects of colorectal surgery and includes special sections highlighting the essence of a surgeon; covering aspects involving the medical-legal, ethical, and economic challenges confronting surgeons. Throughout the text, each author provides an ongoing narrative of his/her individual surgical techniques along with illustrations and diagrams to "personally" take the reader through the crucial steps of the procedure, and key points of patient care inherent to that topic. Additionally, where appropriate, links to online videos give the reader an up-front look into technical aspects of colorectal surgery.
Contents
Anatomy and Embryology of the Colon, Rectum & Anus -- Colonic Physiology -- Anal Physiology: The physiology of continence and defecation -- Endoscopy -- Endoscopic management of polyps, polypectomy and combined endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery -- Preoperative assessment of colorectal patients -- Optimizing Outcomes with Enhanced Recovery -- Postoperative Complications -- Anastomotic Construction -- Anastomotic complications -- Approach to Anal Pain -- Hemorrhoids -- Anal Fissure -- Anorectal Abscess and Fistula -- Complex Anorectal Fistulas -- Rectovaginal Fistula -- Pilonidal Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa -- Dermatology and Pruritus Ani -- Sexually Transmitted Infections -- Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia -- Anal Cancer -- Presacral Tumors -- Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer and Overview of Inherited Colorectal Cancer Syndromes -- Colorectal Neoplasms: Screening and Surveillance after Polypectomy -- Colon Cancer: Preoperative Evaluation and Staging -- The Surgical Management of Colon Cancer -- Rectal Cancer: Preoperative Evaluation and Staging -- Rectal Cancer: Neoadjuvant Therapy -- Local excision of rectal neoplasia -- Rectal Cancer:á Watch and Wait -- Proctectomy -- Rectal Cancer Decision Making -- Colorectal Cancer:á Postoperative Adjuvant Therapy -- Colorectal Cancer: Surveillance after Curative-Intent Therapy -- Colorectal Cancer:á Management of Local Recurrence -- Colorectal Cancer: Management of Stage IV Disease -- Appendiceal Neoplasms -- Carcinoids, GISTs and Lymphomas of Colon and Rectum -- Diverticular Disease -- Large Bowel Obstruction -- Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage -- Endometriosis -- Trauma of the Colon, Rectum, and Anus -- Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Pathobiology -- IBD Diagnosis and Evaluation -- Medical Management of Chronic Ulcerative Colitis -- Medical Management of Crohn's Disease -- Anorectal Crohn's disease -- Crohn's Disease: Surgical Management -- Ulcerative Colitis: Surgical Management -- Complications of the Ileal Pouch -- Infectious Colitides -- Clostridium difficile Infection -- Radiation, microscopic, ischemic colitis -- Intestinal Stomas -- Functional complications after colon and rectal surgery -- Common Tests for the Pelvic Floor -- Evaluation of Constipation and Treatment of Abdominal Constipation -- Obstructed Defecation -- Rectal Prolapse -- Evaluation and Treatment of FI -- Functional Bowel Disorders for the Colorectal Surgeon -- Middle and Anterior Compartment: Issues for the Colorectal Surgeon -- Pediatric Colorectal Disorders -- Considerations for Geriatric Patients Undergoing Colorectal Surgery -- Health Care Economics -- Ethical Issues in Colorectal Surgery -- Welcome to Litigation -- Surgical Education -- Maintenance of Certification: Current Status and Future Considerations -- Quality & Safety in Colon & Rectal Surgery -- Practice Management.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Body fluid management : from physiology to therapy

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat32528
Felice Eugenio Agrò, editor. --Milan: Springer , c2013.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
The administration of intravenous fluids is one of the most common and important therapeutic practices in the treatment of surgical, medical and critically ill patients. The international literature accordingly contains a vast number of works on fluid management, yet there is still confusion as to the best options in the various situations encountered in clinical practice.The purpose of this volume is to help the decision-making process by comparing different solution properties describing thei…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Agrò, Felice Eugenio
Responsibility
Felice Eugenio Agrò, editor
Place of Publication
Milan
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 274 p.)
ISBN
9788847026612
Subjects (MeSH)
Body Fluids - physiology
Plasma - physiology
Water-Electrolyte Balance - physiology
Subjects (LCSH)
Anesthesiology
Critical care medicine
Abstract
The administration of intravenous fluids is one of the most common and important therapeutic practices in the treatment of surgical, medical and critically ill patients. The international literature accordingly contains a vast number of works on fluid management, yet there is still confusion as to the best options in the various situations encountered in clinical practice.The purpose of this volume is to help the decision-making process by comparing different solution properties describing their indications, mechanisms of action and side-effects according to physiologic body water distribution, electrolytic and acid-base balance, and to clarify which products available on the market represent the best choice in different circumstances. The book opens by discussing in detail the concepts central to a sound understanding of abnormalities in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis and the effect of intravenous fluid administration. In the second part of the monograph, these concepts are used to explain the advantages and disadvantages of solutions available on the market in different clinical settings. Body Fluid Management: From Physiology to Therapy will serve as an invaluable decision-making guide, including for those who are not experts in the subject.
Contents
Physiology of Body Fluid Compartments -- Properties and Compositions of Plasma Substitutes -- How To Maintain and To Restore Fluid Balance: Crystalloids -- How To Maintain and Restore Fluid Balance: Colloids) -- Clinical Treatment: the Right Fluid in the Right Quantity -- Major Abdominal Surgery -- Thoracic Surgery -- Loco-Regional Anesthesia -- Cardiac Surgery -- Sepsis and Septic Shock.-Trauma Patients -- Burned Patients -- Pediatrics patients.-Neurosurgery Patients -- Obstetric Patients -- Pain management -- Infusion-related complications -- Colloids and Crystalloids in The Market -- Pharmaco-Economics -- Questions and Answers.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

The Business of Geriatrics

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat40088
Michael Wasserman. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book takes a fresh look at how caring for Medicare beneficiaries can lead to success in today's healthcare marketplace. Using examples from highly successful practice models, the book will take the reader through the key components necessary to run a profitable geriatric practice. The author, who co-founded what became one of the largest geriatric private practices in the country, discusses each part of the continuum of care from the perspective of the provider-client relationship, highlig…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Wasserman, Michael
Responsibility
Michael Wasserman
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 174 p.)
ISBN
9783319285467
9783319285443 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatrics - economics
Geriatrics - organization & administration
Medicare
Practice Management, Medical
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book takes a fresh look at how caring for Medicare beneficiaries can lead to success in today's healthcare marketplace. Using examples from highly successful practice models, the book will take the reader through the key components necessary to run a profitable geriatric practice. The author, who co-founded what became one of the largest geriatric private practices in the country, discusses each part of the continuum of care from the perspective of the provider-client relationship, highlighting the importance of business cultures in this environment. The text also features an overview of payment models, starting with traditional fee-for-service, insurance (Medicare HMOs), and finishing with the concept of bundled payment models that have been heralded as the future of physician reimbursement. Finally, this book focuses on the practical aspects of business planning, budgeting and hiring and concludes with chapters about the key challenges faced by a geriatric practice, focusing on provider productivity, coding and billing, and dealing with potential competition in the marketplace. The Business of Geriatrics is the ultimate business guide for primary care physicians, geriatricians, residents, medical students, healthcare administrators, policymakers, business and medical administrative students, and practice managers.
Contents
A Geriatrician's Success Story -- Why Geriatric Medicine Matters -- Matching Clinical Strengths to Revenue -- Taking Full Risk: A Real World Experience -- The Psychology of Geriatricians -- Going to Battle -- By the Numbers -- Swimming with the Sharks -- Me and the OIG -- Nursing Homes: Survival of the Fittest -- Assisted Living: Health Care or Real Estate? -- House Calls: A "New" Old Fashioned Approach -- Care Coordination: The Heart of Geriatrics -- Medicare Advantage: Past, Present and Future -- Business Planning for Geriatrics Success -- They Don't Call it Risk for Nothing -- ACOs: Days of Future Past -- Bundling and Alternate Payment Models -- MIPS and Geriatrics -- Fee for Service: Will it Ever Die? -- Competition: Not an Effective Strategy -- Getting the Most out of Providers -- Electronic Health Records -- Opportunities in Today's Healthcare Marketplace.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Cancer Care in Countries and Societies in Transition : Individualized Care in Focus

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39896
Michael Silbermann, editor. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This is a rare compilation of clinically focused chapters on the practice of oncology in more than 25 countries and areas around the world that experience ongoing or intensifying ethnic, religious, and nationalistic conflict. Each chapter is written by an internationally respected local physician or nurse. Topics include the relationship between local culture and the local practice of mainstream modern medicine, critical clinical issues faced by local physicians, and options for when and how to…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Silbermann, Michael
Responsibility
Michael Silbermann, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 505 p. : 75 illus., 72 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319229126
9783319229119 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Armed Conflicts
Developing Countries
Emigrants and Immigrants
Medical Oncology - economics
Medical Oncology - methods
Refugees
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
This is a rare compilation of clinically focused chapters on the practice of oncology in more than 25 countries and areas around the world that experience ongoing or intensifying ethnic, religious, and nationalistic conflict. Each chapter is written by an internationally respected local physician or nurse. Topics include the relationship between local culture and the local practice of mainstream modern medicine, critical clinical issues faced by local physicians, and options for when and how to incorporate palliative care. The book ends with chapters on the United States' current initiatives on promoting cancer care training in these regions, and another on clinical concepts for Western clinicians undertaking oncology practice in emerging countries. The audience includes oncologists around the world: those practicing medicine in similarly extreme circumstances; Western oncologists organizing or preparing for medical missions; and Western oncologists who wish to learn from the experiences of oncologists who practice under radically different conditions.
Contents
Medical Care in Countries in Transition -- How to Prioritize Cancer Care for Countries in Transition -- Cancer Trends and Risk Factors in Morocco -- The Magic of Dreams: Conflicts and Quandaries Within Multicultural Societies in Transition -- Modeling Integrative Oncology for the Arab Population in Northern Israel -- Cancer Care in Palestine -- Influx of Foreign Refugees to Jordan and its Overall Burden on Cancer Care -- Caring For Children With Cancer In A Country Conflicted With Massive Refugee Migration: Jordan as an Example -- Challenges and Future Trends for Cancer Care in Egypt -- Cancer Care in Lebanon, New Trends and Challenges -- Cancer Care in an economically torn country: Cyprus -- Cancer Care in a Country Undergoing Transition: Turkey, Current Challenges and Trends for the Future -- Cancer Care in Sudan: Current Situation and Challenges -- Cancer care in Countries in Transition in Africa; the case of Uganda -- Cancer Care in Pakistan -- Cancer Care in India -- Cancer Care in Afghanistan -- Kazakhstan -- An overview of cancer care in societies in transition: Global perspectives--UAE Experience -- Cancer care in countries in transition: The Islamic Republic of Iran -- Cancer Care in Regions/Societies in Transition in the Gulf States: Sultanate of Oman -- Challenges and prospects in cancer care in Georgia -- Romania: Attempting to Catch up the European standards of care for cancer patients -- Recent challenges and achievements in cancer care in Latin American societies -- Caring for Refugees with Cancer: A Case for Training of US Oncology Professionals -- University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Experience caring for patients from countries undergoing political-social conflict -- Forty Years Fast Forward: Vietnamese Refugees in the United States with Comments on their Cancer Care -- The current state of cancer care in North America -- Application of genetic testing for childhood cancers in emerging countries -- Cancer Care among Immigrants to North America -- Promoting Cancer Nursing Education, Training and Research in Countries in Transition.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Clinician's guide to diagnostic imaging

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat33289
William R. Reinus, editor. --New York: Springer , c2014.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book is a concise guide to ordering radiology tests for diagnosis and treatment and provides best practice guidelines for patients whose management depends on a clinical question that is best approached through imaging. Organized primarily by organ system, it outlines considerations in selecting the most efficacious imaging studies based on the clinical history, laboratory values, and physical findings to arrive cost-effectively at a correct diagnosis. It also explores the current limitati…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Reinus, William R
Responsibility
William R. Reinus, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 180 pages)
ISBN
9781461487692 (electronic bk.)
9781461487685
Subjects (MeSH)
Diagnostic Imaging - Handbooks
Subjects (LCSH)
Diagnostic imaging
Diagnostic Imaging - Handbooks
Angiography - Handbooks
Diagnostic imaging - Handbooks, manuals, etc
Economics, Medical - Handbooks
Radiography - Handbooks
Abstract
This book is a concise guide to ordering radiology tests for diagnosis and treatment and provides best practice guidelines for patients whose management depends on a clinical question that is best approached through imaging. Organized primarily by organ system, it outlines considerations in selecting the most efficacious imaging studies based on the clinical history, laboratory values, and physical findings to arrive cost-effectively at a correct diagnosis. It also explores the current limitations of each imaging modality and presents evidence-based information to insure that patient safety.
Contents
Imaging Modalities and Contrast Agents -- Neurological Imaging -- Cardiothoracic Imaging -- Breast Imaging -- Abdominal Imaging -- Musculoskeletal Imaging -- Approach to Vascular Imaging.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews of interventions

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat43989
edited by Julian P.T. Higgins [et al.]. (Second edition) --Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons , c2019.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
The second edition of The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions contains essential guidance for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews of the effects of health interventions. Designed to be an accessible resource, the Handbook will also be of interest to anyone undertaking systematic reviews of interventions outside Cochrane, and many of the principles and methods presented are appropriate for systematic reviews addressing research questions other than effects of interve…
Available Online
View e-Book
Corporate Author
Cochrane Collaboration
Other Authors
Higgins, Julian P.T.
Responsibility
edited by Julian P.T. Higgins [et al.]
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Chichester, UK
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxviii, 694 pages) : illustrations
Series Title
Cochrane book series
ISBN
9781119536604
9781119536628 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Medicine - methods
Meta-Analysis as Topic
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Review Literature as Topic
Research Design
Specialty
Evidence-Based Medicine
Research
Abstract
The second edition of The Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions contains essential guidance for preparing and maintaining Cochrane Reviews of the effects of health interventions. Designed to be an accessible resource, the Handbook will also be of interest to anyone undertaking systematic reviews of interventions outside Cochrane, and many of the principles and methods presented are appropriate for systematic reviews addressing research questions other than effects of interventions. This fully updated edition contains extensive new material on systematic review methods addressing a wide-range of topics including network meta-analysis, equity, complex interventions, narrative synthesis, and automation.
Contents
Part One: Core methods -- Starting a review -- Determining the scope of the review and the questions it will address -- Defining the criteria for including studies and how they will be grouped for the synthesis -- Searching for and selecting studies -- Collecting data -- Choosing effect measures and computing estimates of effect -- Considering bias and conflicts of interest among the included studies -- Assessing risk of bias in a randomized trial -- Summarizing study characteristics and preparing for synthesis -- Analysing data and undertaking meta-analyses -- Undertaking network meta-analyses -- Synthesizing and presenting findings using other methods -- Assessing risk of bias due to missing results in a synthesis -- Completing 'Summary of findings' tables and grading the certainty of the evidence -- Interpreting results and drawing conclusions -- Part Two: Specific perspectives in reviews -- Equity and specific populations -- Intervention complexity -- Patient-reported outcomes -- Adverse effects -- Economics evidence -- Qualitative research and Cochrane Reviews -- Part Three: Further topics -- Prospective approaches to accumulating evidence -- Including variants on randomized trials -- Including non-randomized studies on intervention effects -- Assessing risk of bias in a non-randomized study -- Individual participant data.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Services

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44528
edited by Adrian Levy, Boris Sobolev. --New York, NY: Springer , c2016.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
The Handbook of Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn ab…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Levy, Adrian
Sobolev, Boris
Responsibility
edited by Adrian Levy, Boris Sobolev
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (500 p.)
Series Title
Springer reference
Health services research
ISBN
9781489975867
ISSN
2511-8293
Subjects (MeSH)
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Health Services Research
Outcome Assessment, Health Care
Research Design
Specialty
Health Planning
Health Services Administration
Notes
"Living reference work."
Abstract
The Handbook of Health Services Research is a reference for all aspects of the field of health services and outcomes research. It addresses the increasing need for comprehensive, yet balanced, information in a field that welcomes various disciplines: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management, policy and information technology. This well-organized reference is an indispensable source of information for everyone who seeks to develop understanding of health systems and to learn about historical, political, and socioeconomic factors that influence health policies at the global, national, regional and local level. Specifically, the Handbook helps readers: Recognize core concepts of health services and outcomes research, such as, need, access, equity, quality and safety; Become familiar with social, political, organizational, behavioral and economic theories that have influenced health systems designs; Learn about frameworks developed for evaluating the organization, financing, delivery, utilization and outcomes of health services; Get an introduction to methods of comparative effectiveness research, program evaluation, health technology assessment and health economics; Identify types and sources of data appropriate for generating valid and reliable information about the delivery of health services; Learn about strengths and weaknesses of various research designs used to study health services and policy issues. The online version of the Handbook of Health Services Research is in the format of a dynamically updated knowledge base, offering search tools, cross-referencing across chapters and linking to supplement data, other major reference works and external articles. The Handbook of Health Services Research is accessible at the level of graduate students even if it is not their focus area. This includes students with various backgrounds: medicine, public health, statistics, economics, management or information technology.
Contents
Applications of Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Comparative Effectiveness Research and Health Reform in the USA -- Comparative Effectiveness Research and Priority Setting -- Comparative Effectiveness Research in Developing Countries: Example of Brazil -- Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Technology Assessment -- Comparative Effectiveness Research: Overview -- Comparing Drug and Non-Drug Technologies in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Costs in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Coverage with Evidence Development in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Dissemination of Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Ethical Frameworks and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Evidence-Based Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Implementation Science and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Incorporating Patient and Public Input for Treatment in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Indirect Comparisons and Network Meta-Analysis in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Individualization of Treatment and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Innovation and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- National Approaches to Comparative Effectiveness Research -- New Statistical Methods of Combining Results in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Patient-Centred Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Sources of Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- Traditional and Innovative Study Designs in Comparative Effectiveness Research.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Services

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39687
Adrian Levy, Boris Sobolev, editors. --New York: Springer Reference , c2016.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
The second volume in the Health Services Research series provides a series of perspectives on comparative effectiveness research. Motivated by concern from the general public, governments in virtually all countries with developed and rapidly developing economies have been actively seeking and promoting ways of improving the patient experience of health care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. While comparing treatment outcomes is not a new conc…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Levy, Adrian
Sobolev, Boris
Responsibility
Adrian Levy, Boris Sobolev, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer Reference
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 356 p. : 15 illus., 12 illus. in color).
Series Title
Health services research
ISBN
9781489976000
9781489975997 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Health Policy
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Abstract
The second volume in the Health Services Research series provides a series of perspectives on comparative effectiveness research. Motivated by concern from the general public, governments in virtually all countries with developed and rapidly developing economies have been actively seeking and promoting ways of improving the patient experience of health care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of health care. While comparing treatment outcomes is not a new concept, appreciation of its potential application has grown in recent years. In addition to traditional health sciences methods, modern approaches to comparative effectiveness research now include greater emphasis on social sciences frameworks such as economics, ethics, and implementation science. Moreover, a key feature of the modern approach to comparing treatment outcomes is a focus on the individual patient through explicit consideration of inter-patient variability and patient-reported outcomes. Comparative Effectiveness Research presents a series of chapters of relevance including introductions to areas that are being incorporated when comparing treatments, country-specific applications, patient-centred approaches, and modern methods. Included are chapters on the following areas that are being considered in treatment comparisons: ethics, economics and costs, implementation science, modern payment schemes (coverage with evidence development), and priority setting. Country-specific examples include an overview chapter on national approaches from various countries in Europe, Australia, and Canada, as well as specific chapters on comparative effectiveness research in Brazil and in the United States. The focus on the individual patient is described through chapters on patient-centred comparative effectiveness research, individualized treatment, the link with personalized medicine, and incorporating patient and public input for treatment. Methodological chapters include overviews of data sources, study designs, new statistical methods of combining results, the link with evidence-based medicine, specific issues when comparing drug and non-drug technologies, and dissemination of results.
Contents
1. Comparative Effectiveness Research: Overview -- 2. Ethical Frameworks and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 3. Comparative Effectiveness Research and Health Reform in the USA -- 4. Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Technology Assessment -- 5. Comparative Effectiveness Research and Priority Setting -- 6. National Approaches to Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 7. Dissemination of Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 8. Promotion, Innovation, and Health: Personalized Medicine or Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 9. Comparative Effectiveness Research in Developing Countries: Example of Brazil -- 10. Patient-Centered Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 11. Implementation Science and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 12. Costs in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 13. Sources of Data for Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 14. Traditional and Innovative Study Designs in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 15. Individualization of Treatment and Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 16. Comparing Drug and Nondrug Technologies in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 17. Coverage with Evidence Development in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 18. Incorporating Patient and Public Input for Treatment in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 19. New Statistical Methods of Combining Results in Comparative Effectiveness Research -- 20. Evidence-Based Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Comprehensive Rectal Cancer Care

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44234
Mary Kwaan, Andrew Zbar, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book is a comprehensive guide to rectal cancer care that will provide general and colorectal surgeons details regarding the latest developments in the field. The book aims to cover the dynamic shifts in rectal cancer care that have taken place over recent years. Management approaches, such as watch-and-wait and transanal approaches, are evaluated and assessed by experienced physicians to give readers a full understanding of the available treatment options. Chapter summaries are included to…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Kwaan, Mary
Zbar, Andrew
Responsibility
Mary Kwaan, Andrew Zbar, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 639 p.) : 124 illus., 97 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319989020
9783319989013 (Print ed.)
9783319989037 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Rectal Neoplasms - therapy
Specialty
Gastroenterology
Medical Oncology
Abstract
This book is a comprehensive guide to rectal cancer care that will provide general and colorectal surgeons details regarding the latest developments in the field. The book aims to cover the dynamic shifts in rectal cancer care that have taken place over recent years. Management approaches, such as watch-and-wait and transanal approaches, are evaluated and assessed by experienced physicians to give readers a full understanding of the available treatment options. Chapter summaries are included to give a clinical overview of each approach and to assist the understanding of each topic covered, and make the book applicable to both general surgeons and specialist practice nurses, as well as rectal cancer specialists.
Contents
Part I. Epidemiology -- 1. The Epidemiology of Rectal Cancer -- Part II. Imaging in Rectal Cancer -- 2. Endorectal Ultrasound -- 3. The Role of MRI in Assessment of Rectal Cancers -- 4. Role of FDG PET-CT in Colorectal Cancer -- Part III. Pathology -- 5. Pathology of Rectal Cancer and Predictors of Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy -- Part IV. The Surgical Approach -- 6. An Overview of the Tailored Surgical Approach to Rectal Cancer -- 7. Total Mesorectal Excision: Embryology, Anatomy, Technique and Outcomes -- 8. The Impact of Minimally Invasive Technology in Rectal Cancer -- 9. Local Excision: Indications and Techniques -- 10. Reverse TME: The “Bottom-UP” Approach to Low Rectal Cancer -- 11. Watch and Wait in Rectal Cancer Patients with Clinical Complete Response to Neoadjuvant Therapy: The American Viewpoint -- 12. The Watch and Wait Approach After Neoadjuvant Therapy: The Australian Viewpoint -- 13. Intersphincteric Resection: Indications and Outcome -- 14. The Changing Face of Abdominoperineal Excision -- 15. Neorectal Reservoir Construction: Techniques and Outcomes -- 16. Multivisceral Resection: Technical Considerations -- 17. The Role of Lateral Pelvic Node Dissection in Rectal Cancer Surgery -- Part V. Radiation Therapy -- 18. The Surgeon’s Perspective on Radiation Therapy -- 19. The Swedish Approach -- 20. The Swedish Approach Towards Radiotherapy and Rectal Cancer: Making Sense of Where They Have Been and Where They Are Going -- 21. Radiation Therapy: The North American Approach -- Part VI. Chemotherapy and Biologic Treatments -- 22. Chemotherapy and Biologic Therapy in Rectal Cancer: An Update -- Part VII. The Management of Metastatic Disease: An Overview -- 23. Resection of the Rectal Primary Tumor in the Setting of Metastatic Disease -- 24. Modern Management of Hepatic Metastatic Disease -- 25. Managing Non-Hepatic Metastatic Sites: Lung and CNS -- 26. Cytoreductive Surgery Plus Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for Rectal Cancer -- Part VIII. The Surgical Management of Recurrent Rectal Cancer -- 27. The Management of Recurrent Rectal Cancer: A European Perspective -- 28. The Management of Recurrent Rectal Cancer: A North American Perspective -- 29. The Management of Recurrent Rectal Cancer: An Australasian Perspective -- Part IX. Uncommon Rectal Tumors -- 30. Managing Uncommon Rectal Tumors -- Part X. Survivorship and Quality of Life Considerations -- 31. Rectal Cancer Survivorship and Quality of Life -- Part XI. An Economic Analysis of Modern Rectal Cancer Care -- 32. The Economics of Rectal Cancer Care: Considerations in Interpretation of the Literature.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Contemporary Oral Oncology : Rehabilitation and Supportive Care

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41497
Moni Abraham Kuriakose, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This is the last of four volumes that together offer an authoritative, in-depth reference guide covering all aspects of the management of oral cancer from a multidisciplinary perspective and on the basis of a strong scientific foundation. This volume focuses on the topic of comprehensive rehabilitation and supportive care in oral cancer. The coverage includes the role of maxillofacial prosthodontics, advances in anaplastology techniques, and management of oral mucositis during radiation and che…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Kuriakose, Moni Abraham
Responsibility
Moni Abraham Kuriakose, editor
Alternate Title
Contemporary Oral Oncology. [Volume 4]
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages) : 90 illus., 66 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319438573
9783319438559 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Mouth Neoplasms - rehabilitation
Abstract
This is the last of four volumes that together offer an authoritative, in-depth reference guide covering all aspects of the management of oral cancer from a multidisciplinary perspective and on the basis of a strong scientific foundation. This volume focuses on the topic of comprehensive rehabilitation and supportive care in oral cancer. The coverage includes the role of maxillofacial prosthodontics, advances in anaplastology techniques, and management of oral mucositis during radiation and chemotherapy. Holistic and supportive care approaches are discussed, and advice is provided on post-therapy surveillance and the use of different measures to assess quality of life. Nutritional evaluation and management and issues relating to healthcare economics are also considered. This volume will be of interest both to practicing specialists and to ancillary service staff involved in the care of oral cancer patients.
Contents
1. Comprehensive Rehabilitation of Oral Cancer -- 2. Dental Care of Oral Cancer Patients -- 3. Oral Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of Head and Neck Cancer Patients -- 4 Oral Mucositis -- 5. Holistic Supportive Care in Oral Cancer: Principles and Practice -- 6. Surveillance in Oral Cancer -- 7. Quality of Life and Patient Concerns in Oral Cancer -- 8. Nutritional Evaluation and Nutrition Support of Oral Cancer Patients -- 9. Economics of Preventing, Screening, and Treating Oral Cancers.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Cost Effectiveness Modelling for Health Technology Assessment : A Practical Course

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39225
Richard Edlin, Christopher McCabe, Claire Hulme, Peter Hall, Judy Wright. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis , c2015.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book provides an introduction to decision analytic cost-effectiveness modelling, giving the theoretical and practical knowledge required to design and implement analyses that meet the methodological standards of health technology assessment organisations. The book guides you through building a decision tree and Markov model and, importantly, shows how the results of cost-effectiveness analyses are interpreted. á Given the complex nature of cost-effectiveness modelling and the often unfamil…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Edlin, Richard
Other Authors
McCabe, Christopher
Hulme, Claire
Hall, Peter
Wright, Judy
Responsibility
Richard Edlin, Christopher McCabe, Claire Hulme, Peter Hall, Judy Wright
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 208 p. : 86 illus., 3 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319157443
9783319157436 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Medical Informatics - economics
Models, Theoretical
Technology Assessment, Biomedical
Abstract
This book provides an introduction to decision analytic cost-effectiveness modelling, giving the theoretical and practical knowledge required to design and implement analyses that meet the methodological standards of health technology assessment organisations. The book guides you through building a decision tree and Markov model and, importantly, shows how the results of cost-effectiveness analyses are interpreted. á Given the complex nature of cost-effectiveness modelling and the often unfamiliar language that runs alongside it, we wanted to make this book as accessible as possible whilst still providing a comprehensive, in-depth, practical guide that reflects the state of the art; that includes the most recent developments in cost-effectiveness modelling. Although the nature of cost effectiveness modelling means that some parts are inevitably quite technical, across the 13 chapters we have broken down explanations of theory and methods into bite-sized pieces that you can work through at your own pace; we have provided explanations of terms and methods as we use them. Importantly, the exercises and online workbooks allow you to test your skills and understanding as you go along.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

Creating a Value Proposition for Geriatric Care : The Transformation of American Healthcare

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat41861
James S. Powers. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
Available Online
View e-Book
Location
Online
This book creates a value proposition in geriatric care - a promise of value to be delivered to improve care and to provide specific benefits to healthcare systems. It describes strategies and understanding of the incentives, barriers encountered in promoting changes in the healthcare systems, and discusses numerous examples and outcomes. Drawn from many fields such as medicine and science, sociology, politics, business and economics, the book helps guide the introduction of geriatric principle…
Available Online
View e-Book
Author
Powers, James S.
Responsibility
James S. Powers
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (vii, 54 pages) : 3 illus.
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in health care management and economics
ISBN
9783319622712
9783319622705 (print ed.)
ISSN
2193-1704
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatrics - trends
Health Services for the Aged - economics
Health Services for the Aged - organization & administration
Long-Term Care - economics
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book creates a value proposition in geriatric care - a promise of value to be delivered to improve care and to provide specific benefits to healthcare systems. It describes strategies and understanding of the incentives, barriers encountered in promoting changes in the healthcare systems, and discusses numerous examples and outcomes. Drawn from many fields such as medicine and science, sociology, politics, business and economics, the book helps guide the introduction of geriatric principles into mainstream medical care with the goal of improving the care and quality of life of older persons in all healthcare systems.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. US Geriatrics, A Historical Perspective -- 3. Incentives -- 4. Strategies -- 5. Development of VA Geriatrics Programs -- 6. Development of University Geriatrics Programs -- 7. Selling to Management : Outpatient Care and Community Programs -- 8. Selling to Management : Inpatient Care -- 9. Selling to Management : Transitions f Care, Home Health and Nursing Home Care -- 10. Epilogue
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
Less detail

115 records – page 1 of 6.