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The AIDS Pandemic : Searching for a Global Response

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Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme's demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAID…
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Merson, Michael
Other Authors
Inrig, Stephen
Responsibility
Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 445 p.) : 20 illus
ISBN
9783319471334
9783319471327 (print ed.)
9783319471341 (print ed.)
9783319484310 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - epidemiology
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - prevention & control
Global Health
Pandemics - prevention & control
Program Evaluation
Other Subjects
World Health Organization
Specialty
Global Health
History of Medicine
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme's demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The authors examine the global impact of this momentous transition, portray the current status of the global response to AIDS, and explore the precarious situation that WHO finds itself in today as a lead United Nations agency in global health. Several aspects of the global response—the strategies adopted, the roads taken and not taken, and the lessons learned—can provide helpful guidance to the global health community as it continues tackling the AIDS pandemic and confronts future global pandemics. Included in the coverage: The response before the global response Building and coordinating a multi-sectoral response Containing the global spread of HIV Addressing stigma, discrimination, and human rights Rethinking global AIDS governance UNAIDS: finding its place in congested waters The AIDS Pandemic will find an engaged audience among policymakers, students, faculty, journalists, researchers, and other health professionals working and interested in global health, public health, the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS, global pandemics, the history of medicine, and global health policy. It will also interest those involved in international relations, international development, global affairs and governance, the United Nations, and NGOs.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Global Mobilization in a Pandemic -- 1. The Response Before the Global Response -- 2. The Launch of the Control Programme on AIDS -- 3. Creating a Global Response -- 4. Assuming Global Leadership -- 5. Building and Coordinating a Multisectoral Response -- 6. Health, Human Rights, and the Global Programme on AIDS -- 7. The Resignation of Jonathan Mann -- Part II. From Mobilization to Managing in a Pandemic -- 8. The Transition -- 9. Enhancing Program Delivery -- 10. Containing the Global Spread of HIV -- 11. Supporting Research -- 12. Addressing Stigma, Discrimination, and Human Rights -- 13. Challenges and Criticisms -- 14. Growing Tensions Among United Nations Agencies -- Part III. Seeking Global Coordination in a Pandemic -- 15. Rethinking Global AIDS Governance -- 16. End of the Global Programme on AIDS and the Launch of UNAIDS -- 17. UNAIDS: Trying to Gain Traction -- 18. UNAIDS: Finding its Place in Congested Waters -- Part IV. Lessons Learned and the Future of the Global Response -- 19. Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Background on the Formation and Structure of the World Health Organization -- Appendix 2. Structure of the United Nations -- Appendix 3. Interviews -- Appendix 4. Establishment of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Timeline -- Appendix 5. World Health Organization 1993 Study of a Joint and co-sponsored United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Synopsis of Options at Global Level -- Appendix 6. World Health Organization 1993 Study of a Joint and co-sponsored United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Synopsis of Options at Country Level -- Appendix 7. United Nations Economic and Social Council Resolution 1994/24 on Joint and co-sponsored Programme on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- Appendix 8. UNAIDS Technical Support Division of Labor, Summary and Rationale 2005: Division of Responsibility Among UNAIDS co-sponsors -- Glossary of terms.
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Child life program and staff evaluation : systems, statistics and services = quality assurance

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Francis, Sally. Children's Medical Center of Dallas. --Dallas, TX: Children's Medical Center of Dallas , 1986.
Call Number
WS 105.5 H7 F73 1986 RES Child Life
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WS 105.5 H7 F73 1986 RES Child Life
Author
Francis, Sally
Corporate Author
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Place of Publication
Dallas, TX
Publisher
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Date of Publication
1986
Physical Description
71 p.
Series Title
Child life education series
Subjects (MeSH)
Child, Hospitalized
Hospitals, Pediatric
Program Evaluation
Quality of Health Care
Employee Performance Appraisal
Notes
Child Life Reserve collection.
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Child life theory into practice

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Francis, Sally. Children's Medical Center of Dallas. --Dallas, TX: Children's Medical Center of Dallas , 1990.
Call Number
WS 105.5 H7 F73 1990 RES Child Life
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
WS 105.5 H7 F73 1990 RES Child Life
Author
Francis, Sally
Corporate Author
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Place of Publication
Dallas, TX
Publisher
Children's Medical Center of Dallas
Date of Publication
1990
Physical Description
various pagings
Series Title
Child life education series
Subjects (MeSH)
Child, Hospitalized
Hospitals, Pediatric
Play and Playthings
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Child Health Services
Professional Practice
Notes
Child Life Reserve collection.
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Colorectal Cancer Screening : Theory and Practical Application

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Han-Mo Chiu, Hsiu-Hsi Chen, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2021.
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This book offers a self-contained review of the theoretical and practical basis of colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide and represents a significant burden for both public health and health care systems. However, colorectal cancer deaths can be prevented using effective screening, and many countries and regions have launched population colorectal cancer screening programs. This book covers various essential aspects of co…
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Chiu, Han-Mo
Chen, Hsiu-Hsi
Responsibility
Han-Mo Chiu, Hsiu-Hsi Chen, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 145 p.)
ISBN
9789811574825
9789811574818 (Print ed.)
9789811574832 (Print ed.)
9789811574849 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Colorectal Neoplasms - diagnosis
Colorectal Neoplasms - epidemiology
Early Detection of Cancer
Mass Screening - organization & administration
Program Evaluation
Specialty
Epidemiology
Gastroenterology
Medical Oncology
Public Health
Abstract
This book offers a self-contained review of the theoretical and practical basis of colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide and represents a significant burden for both public health and health care systems. However, colorectal cancer deaths can be prevented using effective screening, and many countries and regions have launched population colorectal cancer screening programs. This book covers various essential aspects of colorectal cancer screening, including the epidemiology of colorectal cancer, the various screening and diagnostic tests or exams, quality issues in colorectal cancer screening, necessary infrastructures, the evaluation of effectiveness, and economic appraisals of screening programs. Focusing on organized screening, in which various quality indicators can easily monitored and effectiveness is more likely to be evaluated, it discusses the basics of screening theory and the natural history of colorectal neoplasms, to help readers understand the rationale behind cancer screening. Lastly, it features international consensus and guidelines on colorectal cancer screening to highlight the current trends in the field. This comprehensive book on recent technological developments and conceptual advances in colorectal cancer screening is a valuable resource for public health workers and clinicians alike.
Contents
1. Epidemiological Trends and Risk Factors of Colorectal Cancer: Implications for Population-Based Organized Service Screening -- 2. Population-Based Organized Service Screening for Colorectal Cancer -- 3. Options of Colorectal Cancer Screening: An Overview -- 4. Endoscopy-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening -- 5. Noninvasive Screening Test -- 6. Health Information System in Population-Based Organized Service Screening for Colorectal Cancer -- 7. Quality Assurance in Colorectal Cancer Screening Program -- 8. Basic Theory of Screening for Short-Term Evaluation of Population-Based Screening for Colorectal Cancer -- 9. Evaluating Population-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Beyond a Randomized Controlled Trial: A Mathematical Modelling Approach -- 10. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Colorectal Cancer Screening -- 11. Future of Colorectal Cancer Screening: Screening in the Big Data Era and Personalized Screening Strategy.
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Community health care's O-process for evaluation : a participatory approach for increasing sustainability

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Fonseca-Becker, Fannie. --New York, NY: Springer , 2008.
Call Number
WA 546.1 F676c 2008
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 546.1 F676c 2008
Author
Fonseca-Becker, Fannie
Other Authors
Boore, Amy L
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
160 p.
ISBN
9780387773766
Subjects (MeSH)
Community Health Services - organization & administration
Program Evaluation - methods
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Community Health Care's O-Process for Evaluation : A Participatory Approach for Increasing Sustainability

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by Fannie Fonseca-Becker, Amy L. Boore. --New York, NY: Springer , c2008.
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Author
Fonseca-Becker, Fannie
Other Authors
Boore, Amy L
Responsibility
by Fannie Fonseca-Becker, Amy L. Boore
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9780387773773
Subjects (MeSH)
Community Health Services - organization & administration
Program Evaluation
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Format
e-Book
Location
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Contextualization of project management practice and best practice

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Claude Besner, Brian Hobbs. --Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute , c2012.
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This monograph is based on a large-scale survey of experienced project management practitioners. The study examines variations in practice among organizational and project contexts and performance. The purpose of the research is to contribute to a better understanding of project management practice by investigating the use and usefulness of 108 well-known practices, tools, and techniques specific to project management.
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Besner, Claude
Other Authors
Hobbs, Brian
Responsibility
Claude Besner, Brian Hobbs
Place of Publication
Newtown Square, PA
Publisher
Project Management Institute
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781935589563
Subjects (MeSH)
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Planning Techniques
Evidence-Based Practice
Organizational Case Studies
Subjects (LCSH)
Project management
Abstract
This monograph is based on a large-scale survey of experienced project management practitioners. The study examines variations in practice among organizational and project contexts and performance. The purpose of the research is to contribute to a better understanding of project management practice by investigating the use and usefulness of 108 well-known practices, tools, and techniques specific to project management.
Contents
Introduction -- Project management practice -- Methodology -- Description of the contextual variables and the performance measure -- Generic project management practice -- Contextual variation in project management practice -- Best practices -- Discussion -- Conclusion -- References -- Appendices -- Appendix 1: Survey questionnaire -- Appendix 2: Index of toolsets and tools.
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Effective grant writing and program evaluation for human service professionals

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Yuen, Francis KO. --Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons , 2009.
Call Number
HG 177 Y94e 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
HG 177 Y94e 2009
Author
Yuen, Francis KO
Other Authors
Terao, Kenneth L
Schmidt, Anne Marie
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
265 p.
ISBN
9780470469989
Subjects (MeSH)
Financing, Organized
Financial Support
Writing
Program Evaluation
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Effective interprofessional education : development, delivery and evaluation

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Della Freeth [and others]. --Oxford ; Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub , 2005.
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Freeth, Della
Responsibility
Della Freeth [and others]
Place of Publication
Oxford ; Malden, MA
Publisher
Blackwell Pub
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 206 pages)
Series Title
Promoting partnership for health
ISBN
9780470777183 (electronic bk.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Occupations - education
Education, Professional - methods
Interdisciplinary Communication
Interprofessional Relations
Program Evaluation
Subjects (LCSH)
Medical education
Social work education
Interprofessional education
Interdisciplinary approach in education
Contents
Section I, Interwoven threads -- The spectrum illuminated -- Section II, Developing effective interprofessional education -- Towards equilibrium -- The groundwork -- The curriculum -- Learning and assessment -- Staff development -- Testing your development -- Section III, Evaluating the effectiveness of interprofessional education -- Planning sound evaluations -- Developing sound evaluations -- Resources for evaluations -- Conducting evaluations -- Using and sharing learning from evaluations -- Endnote: Drawing the threads together.
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e-Book
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Evaluating a mentoring program

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Fortin, Julie. Foundation de l'entrepreneurship. --Quebec, PQ: Éditions de la Foundation de l'entrepreneurship , 2003.
Call Number
HF 5385 F742e 2003
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
HF 5385 F742e 2003
Author
Fortin, Julie
Corporate Author
Foundation de l'entrepreneurship
Other Authors
Cuerrier, Christine
Place of Publication
Quebec, PQ
Publisher
Éditions de la Foundation de l'entrepreneurship
Date of Publication
2003
Physical Description
87 p.
Series Title
Mentoring resource series
ISBN
2895210632
Subjects (MeSH)
Mentoring
Staff Development - organization & administration
Program Evaluation
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
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3 weeks
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Evaluating e-learning

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Horton, William. --Alexandria, VA: American Society for Training and Development , 2001.
Call Number
LB 1028.5 H823e 2001
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
LB 1028.5 H823e 2001
Author
Horton, William
Place of Publication
Alexandria, VA
Publisher
American Society for Training and Development
Date of Publication
2001
Physical Description
125 p.
ISBN
1562863002
Subjects (MeSH)
Computer-Assisted Instruction
Program Evaluation
Educational Technology - organization & administration
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Evaluating training programs : the four levels

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Kirkpatrick, Donald L. (3rd ed.) --San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers , c2006.
Call Number
HF 5549.5 .T7 K59e 2006
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
HF 5549.5 .T7 K59e 2006
Author
Kirkpatrick, Donald L
Other Authors
Kirkpatrick, James D
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
San Francisco, CA
Publisher
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Date of Publication
c2006
Physical Description
379 p.
ISBN
9781576753484
Subjects (MeSH)
Staff Development
Program Evaluation
Educational Measurement
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Evaluation instruments for health sciences libraries

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compiled by Joanne G. Marshall. --Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association , 1990.
Call Number
Z 675 M4 M368 1990
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Call Number
Z 675 M4 M368 1990
Author
Marshall, Joanne G.
Corporate Author
Medical Library Association
Responsibility
compiled by Joanne G. Marshall
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL
Publisher
Medical Library Association
Date of Publication
1990
Physical Description
290 p.
Series Title
MLA dockit ; v.02
Subjects (MeSH)
Libraries, Medical
Program Evaluation
Library Surveys
Library Services
Total Quality Management
Format
Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
Copies
1
Loan Period
2 weeks
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Global Perspectives on Health Promotion Effectiveness

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edited by David V. McQueen, Catherine M. Jones. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2007.
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Location
Online
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Author
McQueen, David V
Corporate Author
International Union for Health Promotion and Education
Other Authors
Jones, Catherine M
Responsibility
edited by David V. McQueen, Catherine M. Jones
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2007
ISBN
9780387709741
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Promotion
International Cooperation
Program Evaluation
Public health practice
Global Health
Global Programme on Health Promotion Effectiveness
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Format
e-Book
Location
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Handbook of practical program evaluation

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Wholey,Joseph S. (2nd ed.) JossryBass Inc. , c2004.
Call Number
H 97 H358 2004
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Call Number
H 97 H358 2004
Author
Wholey,Joseph S.
Other Authors
Hatry, Harry P.
Edition
2nd ed.
Publisher
JossryBass Inc.
Date of Publication
c2004
Physical Description
768 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Program Evaluation
Format
Book
Location
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
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3 weeks use
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Health Care Evaluation Using Computer Simulation : Concepts, Methods, and Applications

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Boris Sobolev, Victor Sanchez, Lisa Kuramoto. --New York, NY: Springer , c2012.
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Over the past decades, health services research has informed policy for improving health care delivery. Computer simulations have great potential to drive full scale improvement, yet the technology has rarely been used to evaluate proposed changes before they are implemented in health care systems. Health Care Evaluation Using Computer Simulation describes a new interdisciplinary approach, one that incorporates the simulation of health system operations into the paradigm of health services res…
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Sobolev, Boris
Other Authors
Sanchez, Victor
Kuramoto, Lisa
Responsibility
Boris Sobolev, Victor Sanchez, Lisa Kuramoto
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2012
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 406 p. : 55 ill.)
ISBN
9781461422334
Subjects (MeSH)
Computer Simulation
Health Services Research
Program Evaluation
Research Design
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Computer science
Abstract
Over the past decades, health services research has informed policy for improving health care delivery. Computer simulations have great potential to drive full scale improvement, yet the technology has rarely been used to evaluate proposed changes before they are implemented in health care systems. Health Care Evaluation Using Computer Simulation describes a new interdisciplinary approach, one that incorporates the simulation of health system operations into the paradigm of health services research. Beginning by reviewing the processes of health care evaluation and simulation experiments, the book presents a complete methodology for conducting simulation studies for evaluating policy alternatives. Unified Modeling Language and Statechart diagramming are introduced as a means for developing realistic requirements of discrete-event models and policies. And to clearly illustrate simulation modeling in context, an extended series of examples illustrates the use of simulations throughout a single department in a busy hospital. Chapters take the reader through each step of the methodology, featuring: A comparison of approaches to constructing simulation models of health care systems; An overview geared toward developing research questions; A framework for determining model requirements and designing simulations; Methods for evaluating simulation experiments at the cluster and individual levels; Guidelines for clear reporting of simulation studies; Examples of computer simulation in surgical services, from appointment booking to discharge planning. As a research reference and a hands-on blueprint, Health Care Evaluation Using Computer Simulation breaks innovative new ground for researchers and graduate students in health services research and health care management.health care management.
Contents
[Machine generated contents note] Pt. I. Concepts -- 1. Intervention Research in Health Care -- 1.1. Intervention Studies -- 1.2. Causal Perspective -- 1.3. Analytical Framework -- 1.4. Study Designs -- 1.5. Statistical Reasoning -- 1.6. Types of Questions -- 2. Simulation Studies -- 2.1. Computer Simulation Modeling -- 2.2. Causal Reasoning -- 2.3. Types of Factors -- 2.4. Types of Outcomes -- 2.5. Reporting Results -- 3. Framing the Process of Care -- 3.1. Functional View -- 3.2. Taxonomy of Activities -- 3.3. Diagnostic Stage -- 3.4. Preoperative Stage -- 3.5. Operative Stage -- 3.6. Postoperative Stage -- 3.7. Resource Allocation -- 3.8. Reactive Nature of Surgical Care -- 4. Simulation Models -- 4.1. Types of Models -- 4.2. Monte Carlo Simulation -- 4.3. System Dynamics -- 4.4. Markov Models -- 4.5. Discrete-Event Simulation -- 4.6. Agent-Based Models -- 4.7. Choice of Modeling Technique -- 5. UML Diagrams for the Process of Care -- 5.1. Overview of Diagrams -- 5.2. Class Diagrams -- 5.3. Use Case Diagrams -- 5.4. Activity Diagrams -- 5.5. State Diagrams -- 5.6. Sequence Diagrams -- 5.7. Timing Diagrams -- 6. Statecharts for Patient Flow -- 6.1. Visual Formalism -- 6.2. Representing Reactive Systems -- 6.3. Representing Patient Flow -- 6.4. Modeling Requirements -- 6.5. Modeling Assumptions -- 6.6. Input Parameters -- 6.7. Output Data -- Pt. II. Methods -- 7. Design of a Simulation Study -- 7.1. Simulation Study as Intervention Research -- 7.2. Analytical Framework -- 7.3. Experimental Design -- 7.4. Plan of Analysis -- 8. Planning a Study at the Cluster Level -- 8.1. Cluster-Level Proportions -- 8.2. Measuring Performance with Proportions -- 8.3. Comparing Proportions -- 8.4. Number of Runs for Comparing Proportions -- 8.5. Cluster-Level Averages -- 8.6. Measuring Performance with Averages -- 8.7. Comparing Averages -- 8.8. Number of Runs for Comparing Averages -- 9. Planning a Study at the Individual Level -- 9.1. Individual-Level Proportions -- 9.2. Measuring Performance with Proportions -- 9.3. Comparing Proportions -- 9.4. Number of Runs for Comparing Proportions -- 9.5. Individual-Level Rates -- 9.6. Measuring Performance with Rates -- 9.7. Comparing Rates -- 9.8. Number of Runs for Comparing Rates -- 10. Reporting on a Simulation Study -- 10.1. CONSORT Guidelines -- 10.2. Reporting the Study Question -- 10.3. Reporting the Study Methods -- 10.4. Reporting the Results -- 10.5. Reporting with Effective Tables -- 11. Evaluations at the Cluster Level -- 11.1. Scenario Involving Proportions -- 11.2. Preparing Data for Analysis of Proportions -- 11.3. Adjusting Effect Size for Proportions -- 11.4. Reporting Results for Proportions -- 11.5. Scenario Involving Averages -- 11.6. Preparing Data for Analysis of Averages -- 11.7. Adjusting Effect Size for Averages -- 11.8. Reporting Results for Averages -- 12. Evaluations at the Individual Level -- 12.1. Scenario Involving Proportions -- 12.2. Preparing Data for Analysis of Proportions -- 12.3. Adjusting Effect Size for Proportions -- 12.4. Reporting Results for Proportions -- 12.5. Scenario Involving Rates -- 12.6. Preparing Data for Analysis of Rates -- 12.7. Adjusting Effect Size for Rates -- 12.8. Reporting Results for Rates -- Pt. III. Applications -- 13. Simulation Model for Surgical Service -- 13.1. Modeled Process -- 13.2. Modeling Requirements -- 13.3. Modeling Assumptions -- 13.4. Implementation Details -- 13.5. Describing Patient Flow with Statecharts -- 14. Booking Consultation Appointments -- 14.1. Simulation Study -- 14.2. Simulation Model -- 14.3. Plan of Experiment -- 14.4. Evaluation of Experiment -- 14.5. Three-Way Comparison -- 15. Managing Presurgical Screening -- 15.1. Simulation Study -- 15.2. Simulation Model -- 15.3. Plan of Experiment -- 15.4. Evaluation of Experiment -- 16. Booking Elective Surgery -- 16.1. Simulation Study -- 16.2. Simulation Model -- 16.3. Plan of Experiment -- 16.4. Evaluation of Experiment -- 17. Booking Anesthesiology Consultations -- 17.1. Background -- 17.2. Management Alternatives -- 17.3. Simulation Model -- 17.4. Plan of Experiment -- 17.5. Plan of Evaluation -- 18. Managing Postoperative Care -- 18.1. Background -- 18.2. Management Alternatives -- 18.3. Simulation Model -- 18.4. Plan of Experiment -- 18.5. Plan of Evaluation -- 19. Discharge Planning -- 19.1. Background -- 19.2. Management Alternatives -- 19.3. Simulation Model -- 19.4. Plan of Experiment -- 19.5. Evaluation of Experiment -- Appendices -- A. Framing the Questions -- B. Determining the Sufficient Number of Simulation Runs -- C. Specifications of the Statechart Diagram -- D. Data Dictionaries for Case Studies.
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Health Promotion Evaluation Practices in the Americas : Values and Research

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edited by Louise Potvin, David V. McQueen, Mary Hall, Ligia Salazar, Laurie M. Anderson, Zulmira M.A. Hartz. --New York, NY: Springer-Verlag , c2009.
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Location
Online
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Author
Potvin, Louise
Other Authors
McQueen, David V
Hall, Mary
Salazar, Ligia
Anderson, Laurie M
Hartz, Zulmira M.A
Responsibility
edited by Louise Potvin, David V. McQueen, Mary Hall, Ligia Salazar, Laurie M. Anderson, Zulmira M.A. Hartz
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9780387797335
Subjects (MeSH)
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Health Promotion - standards
Program Evaluation - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Health Services Evaluation

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Adrian Levy, Sarah Goring, Constantine Gatsonis, Boris Sobolev, Ewout van Ginneken, Reinhard Busse, editors. --New York, NY: Springer Reference , c2019.
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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,…
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Other Authors
Levy, Adrian
Goring, Sarah
Gatsonis, Constantine
Sobolev, Boris
van Ginneken, Ewout
Busse, Reinhard
Responsibility
Adrian Levy, Sarah Goring, Constantine Gatsonis, Boris Sobolev, Ewout van Ginneken, Reinhard Busse, editors
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Reference
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 998 p.) : 142 illus., 94 illus. in color
Series
Health Services Research
Series Title
Health services research
ISBN
9781493987153
9781493987146 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2511-8293
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Research - methods
Program Evaluation - methods
Public Health Systems Research
Quality of Health Care
Research Design
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Notes
"eReference".
Abstract
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 book 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 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. 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
Part I. Data and Measures in Health Services Research -- 1. Health Services Data: Big Data Analytics for Deriving Predictive Healthcare Insights -- 2. Health Services Data: Managing the Data Warehouse: 25 Years of Experience at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy -- 3. Health Services Data, Sources and Examples: The Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Data Repository -- 4. Health Services Data: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Claims Records -- 5. Health Services Data: Typology of Health Care Data -- 6. Health Services Information: Application of Donabedian’s Framework to Improve the Quality of Clinical Care -- 7. Health Services Information: Data-Driven Improvements in Surgical Quality: Structure, Process, and Outcomes -- 8. Health Services Information: From Data to Policy Impact (25 Years of Health Services and Population Health Research at the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy) -- 9. Health Services Information: Key Concepts and Considerations in Building Episodes of Care from Administrative Data -- 10. Health Services Information: Lessons Learned from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database -- 11. Health Services Information: Patient Safety Research Using Administrative Data -- 12. Health Services Information: Personal Health Records as a Tool for Engaging Patients and Families -- 13. A Framework for Health System Comparisons: The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) Series of the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies -- 14. Health Services Knowledge: Use of Datasets Compiled Retrospectively to Correctly Represent Changes in Size of Wait List -- 15. Waiting Times: Evidence of Social Inequalities in Access for Care -- 16. Health Services Data: The Ontario Cancer Registry (a Unique, Linked, and Automated Population-Based Registry) -- 17. Challenges of Measuring the Performance of Health Systems -- Part II. Methods in Health Services Research -- 18. Analysis of Repeated Measures and Longitudinal Data in Health Services Research -- 19. Competing Risk Models -- 20. Modeling and Analysis of Cost Data -- 21. Instrumental Variable Analysis -- 22. Introduction to Causal Inference Approaches -- 23. Measurement of Patient-Reported Outcomes of Health Services -- 24. Micro-simulation Modeling -- 25. Network Meta-analysis -- 26. Introduction to Social Network Analysis -- 27. Survey Methods in Health Services Research -- 28. Two-Part Models for Zero-Modified Count and Semicontinuous Data -- 29. Data Confidentiality -- 30. Qualitative Research -- Part III. Health Care Systems and Policies -- 31. Assessing Health Systems -- 32. Health System in Canada -- 33. Health System in China -- 34. Health System in Egypt -- 35. Health System in France -- 36. Health System in Japan -- 37. Health System in Mexico -- 38. Health System in the Netherlands -- 39. Health System in Singapore -- 40. Health System in the USA -- 41. Health System Typologies -- 42. Organization and Governance: Stewardship and Governance in Health Systems -- 43. Provision of Health Services: Long-Term Care -- 44. Provision of Health Services: Mental Health Care.
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Implementing the four levels : a practical guide for effective evaluation of training programs

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat25391
Kirkpatrick, Donald L. --San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers , c2007.
Call Number
HF 5549.5 .T7 K59i 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
HF 5549.5 .T7 K59i 2007
Author
Kirkpatrick, Donald L
Other Authors
Kirkpatrick, James D
Place of Publication
San Francisco, CA
Publisher
Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Date of Publication
c2007
Physical Description
143 p.
ISBN
9781576754542
Subjects (MeSH)
Staff Development
Program Evaluation
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat39032
Elvira Beracochea, editor. (1st ed.) --New York, NY: Springer , c2015.
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Location
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This direct, accessible guide uses a human rights perspective to define effectiveness in aid delivery and offer a robust framework for creating sustainable health programs and projects and assessing their progress. Geared toward hands-on professionals in such critical areas as food aid, maternal health, and disease control, it lays out challenges and solutions related to funding, planning, and complexity as individual projects feed into and impact larger health and development systems. Contribu…
Available Online
View e-Book
Other Authors
Beracochea, Elvira
Responsibility
Elvira Beracochea, editor
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 370 p. : 48 illus.)
ISBN
9781493927210
9781493927203 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Comparative Effectiveness Research
Global Health
Health Planning Organizations - organization & administration
International Cooperation
Program Evaluation
Abstract
This direct, accessible guide uses a human rights perspective to define effectiveness in aid delivery and offer a robust framework for creating sustainable health programs and projects and assessing their progress. Geared toward hands-on professionals in such critical areas as food aid, maternal health, and disease control, it lays out challenges and solutions related to funding, planning, and complexity as individual projects feed into and impact larger health and development systems. Contributors clarify optimum roles of government, academia, NGOs, community organizations, and the private sector in aid delivery to inspire readers' broader and deeper uses of teamwork, communication, and imagination. Throughout, the guiding principles of justice, equity, and respect that underlie foundational documents such as the Millennium Declaration inform this visionary work. Included in the coverage: Assessing the effectiveness of health projects. Scaling-up of high-impact interventions. Aid effectiveness and private sector health organizations. When charity destroys dignity and sustainability. Effective conversations in global health projects. Lessons from the field on sustainability and effectiveness. For professionals in global health and development, Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health is a trusted and encouraging mentor. This volume gives its readers the necessary logistical and attitudinal tools to bring about lasting change, and shows how to use them meaningfully in both the short term and the long run.
Contents
Part I. What Is Effectiveness and How to Measure It -- 1 Global Health and Aid Effectiveness: The MDGs and the Paris Declaration -- 2 Aid Effectiveness in Global Health: Progress, Challenges, and Solutions -- 3 Realizing Global Health: Effective Health Systems -- 4 Assessing and Promoting More Progress in Health: the Role of Health as a Tracer Sector at the OECD -- 5 The US Government’s Efforts to Improve Effectiveness -- 6 Assessing the Effectiveness of Health Projects -- Part II. What Is Being Done to Improve Effectiveness? -- 7 The International Health Partnership -- 8 Paying for Results: The Global Fund and the Role of Civil Society Organizations -- 9 NGOs Putting the Paris Declaration to Work -- 10 Scaling-Up of High Impact Interventions -- 11 Aid Effectiveness in Working with Private Sector Health Organizations: The Smiling Sun Franchise -- 12 Effectiveness in Primary Healthcare in Peru -- 13 Academia’s Role in Improving Aid Effectiveness in Global Health -- Part III. Challenges -- 14 When Charity Destroys Dignity and Sustainability -- 15 Aid Effectiveness: The Experience of Rwanda -- 16 How Local Organizations Increase Aid Effectiveness: The Experience of Peru -- 17 Food Aid Reform -- Part IV. What Can Be Done to Achieve More in Global Health? -- 18 The International Health Partnership: Monitoring Transparency and Accountability -- 19 Social Media and Aid Effectiveness -- 20 Advocating for Results -- 21 Effectiveness of the Census-Based Impact Oriented Approach -- 22 Effective Advocacy for Aid Effectiveness -- 23 Personalizing Health Communication -- 24 Asking Effective, Powerful Questions -- 25 Lessons on Sustainability and Effectiveness -- 26 What Can Global Health Professionals Do to Improve Effectiveness -- 27 Conclusions on Improving the Effectiveness of Aid in Global Health.
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e-Book
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