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Against-Medical-Advice Discharges from the Hospital : Optimizing Prevention and Management to Promote High Quality, Patient-Centered Care

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edited by David Alfandre. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This first-of-its-kind text provides a multidisciplinary overview of a significant problem in hospital-based healthcare: patients who decline inpatient medical care and leave the hospital against medical advice (AMA). Compared to standard hospital discharges, AMA discharges are associated with worse health and health services outcomes. Patients discharged AMA have been found to have disproportionately higher rates of substance use, psychiatric illness, and report stigmatization and reduced acce…
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Alfandre, David
Responsibility
edited by David Alfandre
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 181 p.) : 4 illus., 2 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319751306
9783319751290 (print ed.)
9783319751313 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Compliance
Patient Discharge
Patient Dropouts - psychology
Patient-Centered Care
Physician-Patient Relations
Quality of Health Care
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Patient Care
Abstract
This first-of-its-kind text provides a multidisciplinary overview of a significant problem in hospital-based healthcare: patients who decline inpatient medical care and leave the hospital against medical advice (AMA). Compared to standard hospital discharges, AMA discharges are associated with worse health and health services outcomes. Patients discharged AMA have been found to have disproportionately higher rates of substance use, psychiatric illness, and report stigmatization and reduced access to care. By providing a far reaching examination of AMA discharges for a wide academic and clinical audience, the book serves as a reference for clinical care, research, and the development of professional guidelines and institutional policy. The book provides both a broad overview of AMA discharges with chapters on the epidemiology, ethical and legal aspects, as well as social science perspectives. For clinicians in the disciplines of hospital medicine, pediatrics, emergency medicine, nursing, and psychiatry, the book also provides a patient-centered analysis of the problem, case-based discussions, and a discussion of best practices. This comprehensive review of AMA discharges and health care quality will interest physicians and other health care professionals, social workers, hospital administrators, quality and risk managers, clinician-educators, and health services researchers.
Contents
Part I -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Discharges Against Medical Advice: Prevalence, Predictors, and Populations -- 3. Legal Considerations of Patient Refusals of Treatment Against Medical Advice -- 4. Ethical Considerations in Against Medical Advice Discharges: Values Conflicts over Patient Autonomy and Best Interests -- 5. Reframing the Phenomenon of Discharges Against Medical Advice: A Sociologist's Perspective -- 6. Social Justice and the Ethics of Care: A Nursing Perspective -- Part II -- 7. Bedside Management of Discharges Against Medical Advice -- 8. Against Medical Advice Discharges from the Emergency Department -- 9. To Thy Own Self Be True: Contributions from Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry -- 10. Against Medical Advice Discharges: Pediatric Considerations -- 11. Against Medical Advice Discharges: Considerations in the Psychiatric Population.
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e-Book
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The best practice : how the new quality movement is transforming medicine

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Charles Kenney. --New York: Public Affairs , c2008.
Call Number
W 84 AA1 K36b 2008
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Americans have always thought their healthcare system was the best in the world. But starting in the late 1990s, shocking reports emerged that showed this was far from the truth. Treatment-related deaths or complications were found to be the fifth leading cause of death for Americans, and hundreds of thousands of patients were being harmed by botched medical procedures. Spurred by the quality crisis, a group of visionary physicians led by Donald Berwick and Paul Batalden embarked on a study of …
Call Number
W 84 AA1 K36b 2008
Author
Kenney, Charles
Responsibility
Charles Kenney
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Public Affairs
Date of Publication
c2008
Physical Description
xii, 315 p.
ISBN
9781586486198
1586486195
Subjects (MeSH)
Medical Errors - prevention & control
Quality Assurance, Health Care
Quality of Health Care
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
Americans have always thought their healthcare system was the best in the world. But starting in the late 1990s, shocking reports emerged that showed this was far from the truth. Treatment-related deaths or complications were found to be the fifth leading cause of death for Americans, and hundreds of thousands of patients were being harmed by botched medical procedures. Spurred by the quality crisis, a group of visionary physicians led by Donald Berwick and Paul Batalden embarked on a study of industrial quality improvement techniques, daring to apply them to the practice of medicine despite resistance from the medical community. The Best Practice tells the story of this burgeoning movement, and of how the medical landscape is being radically transformed--for the better.
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Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
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Better : a surgeon's notes on performance

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Gawande, Atul. --New York, NY: Picador , 2007.
Call Number
W 21 G284b 2008
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
W 21 G284b 2008
Author
Gawande, Atul
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Picador
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
273 p.
ISBN
9780312427658
Subjects (MeSH)
Quality of Health Care
Professional Competence
Ethics, Medical
Clinical Medicine - Personal Narratives
Format
Book
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Halifax Infirmary
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
3
Loan Period
3 weeks
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A bitter pill : how the medical system is failing the elderly

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Sloan, John. --Vancouver, BC: Greystone Books , c2009.
Call Number
WT 120 S634b 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WT 120 S634b 2009
Author
Sloan, John
Place of Publication
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
Greystone Books
Date of Publication
c2009
Physical Description
252 p.
ISBN
9781553654551
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services for the Aged - Canada
Quality of Health Care - Canada
Health Policy - Canada
Aged - Canada
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Bottom line medicine : a layman's guide to evidence-based medicine

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Stanzak, Richard K. --New York, NY: Algora Pub. , 2006.
Call Number
W 84.4 AA1 S792b 2006
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
W 84.4 AA1 S792b 2006
Author
Stanzak, Richard K
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Algora Pub.
Date of Publication
2006
Physical Description
334 p.
ISBN
9780875864563
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - trends - United States
Quality of Health Care - United States
Health Care Costs - United States
Medical Errors - United States
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Care coordination : a blueprint for action for RNs

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Gerri Lamb, Robin Newhouse. --Silver Spring, MD: American Nurses Association , c2018.
Call Number
WY 18.2 L218 2018
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Care Coordination : A Blueprint for Action for RNs, [the sequel to the ANA's Care Coordination: the Game Changer] helps today's nurses reclaim this critical practice domain. It explores key issues in care coordination and offers timely, strategic actions nurses can take right now to identify opportunities and overcome barriers. It also includes critical resources for nurse care coordinators.
Call Number
WY 18.2 L218 2018
Author
Lamb, Gerri
Other Authors
Newhouse, Robin
Responsibility
Gerri Lamb, Robin Newhouse
Alternate Title
Blueprint for action for registered nurses
Place of Publication
Silver Spring, MD
Publisher
American Nurses Association
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
125 p.
ISBN
9781558107038
Subjects (MeSH)
Evidence-Based Nursing
Nursing Care
Quality of Health Care
Specialty
Nursing
Abstract
Care Coordination : A Blueprint for Action for RNs, [the sequel to the ANA's Care Coordination: the Game Changer] helps today's nurses reclaim this critical practice domain. It explores key issues in care coordination and offers timely, strategic actions nurses can take right now to identify opportunities and overcome barriers. It also includes critical resources for nurse care coordinators.
Format
Book
Location
Aberdeen Hospital
Cape Breton Regional
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Copies
6
Loan Period
3 weeks use
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CPHQ exam practice questions

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--[Beaumont, TX]: Mometrix Media , 2013.
Call Number
W 18.2 C882 2013
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Call Number
W 18.2 C882 2013
Alternate Title
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality exam practice questions
Place of Publication
[Beaumont, TX]
Publisher
Mometrix Media
Date of Publication
2013
Physical Description
76 p.
Series
Mometrix test preparation
ISBN
9781627332118
1627332111
Subjects (MeSH)
Quality of Health Care - Examination Questions
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Examination Questions
Subjects (LCSH)
Health services administration--Examinations, questions, etc.
Notes
"CPHQ practice tests & review for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality exam"--Cover.
Format
Book
Publication Type
Examination Questions
Location
Cape Breton Regional
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CPHQ exam secrets study guide : your key to exam success

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--[Beaumont, TX]: Mometrix Media , 2014.
Call Number
W 18.2 C882 2014
Location
Cape Breton Regional
Call Number
W 18.2 C882 2014
Alternate Title
Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality exam secrets study guide
Place of Publication
[Beaumont, TX]
Publisher
Mometrix Media
Date of Publication
2014
Physical Description
176 p.
Series
Mometrix test preparation
ISBN
9781609714901
1609714903
Subjects (MeSH)
Quality of Health Care - Examination Questions
Quality Assurance, Health Care - Examination Questions
Subjects (LCSH)
Health services administration--Examinations, questions, etc.
Notes
"Practice & review for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality exam"--Cover.
Format
Book
Publication Type
Examination Questions
Location
Cape Breton Regional
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Crossing the quality chasm : a new health system for the 21st century

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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. --Washington, DC: National Academy Press , 2001.
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Open access: download free PDF
Location
Online
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Corporate Author
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Quality of Health Care in America
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
National Academy Press
Date of Publication
2001
ISBN
0309072808
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Reform - methods - United States
Quality of Health Care - United States
Access
Open access: download free PDF
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care

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Marcus L. Martin, Sheryl L. Heron, Lisa Moreno-Walton, Anna Walker Jones, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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No other hospital department cares for patients as diverse as those who come to the Emergency Department (ED). These patients encompass all stages and positions of life and health. Many belong to distinct minority cultures defined by the patient's sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, spirituality, language, race, and ethnicity. It has been well documented that minorities experience inadequate emergency treatment and face poorer healthcare outcomes. Furthermore, research has estab…
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Martin, Marcus L.
Heron, Sheryl L.
Moreno-Walton, Lisa
Jones, Anna Walker
Responsibility
Marcus L. Martin, Sheryl L. Heron, Lisa Moreno-Walton, Anna Walker Jones, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 293 p.) : 3 illus.
ISBN
9783319228402
9783319228396 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Healthcare Disparities
Quality of Health Care
Cultural Competency
Ethnic Groups
Minority Groups
Physician-Patient Relations
Specialty
Minority Health
Patient Care
Abstract
No other hospital department cares for patients as diverse as those who come to the Emergency Department (ED). These patients encompass all stages and positions of life and health. Many belong to distinct minority cultures defined by the patient's sexual orientation and gender identity, disability, spirituality, language, race, and ethnicity. It has been well documented that minorities experience inadequate emergency treatment and face poorer healthcare outcomes. Furthermore, research has established that the elderly, ethnic minorities, the poor, and persons with Medicaid coverage are more likely than other people to utilize the emergency department rather than primary care services. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, particularly the Medicaid expansion, EDs across the United States are poised to care for an unprecedented number of underserved minorities. The need to equip emergency healthcare professionals to practice medicine that is culturally competent in the broadest possible sense has never been greater. Diversity and Inclusion in Quality Patient Care aims to fill this need.
Contents
Defining Diversity in Quality Care -- Racial/Ethnic Healthcare Disparities and Inequities: Historical Perspectives -- Educating Medical Professionals to Deliver Quality Health Care to Diverse Patient Populations -- Culturally Competent Faculty -- Culturally Sensitive Care: A Review of Models & Educational Methods -- Interpreter Services -- The Patient-Physician Clinical Encounter -- Spiritual Care Services in Emergency Medicine -- Lesbian, Gay, or Bisexual (LGB): Caring with Quality and Compassion -- Culturally Competent Care of the Transgender Patient -- Looking Past Labels: Effective Care of the Psychiatric Patient -- Disability and Access -- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Emergency Department: A Public Health Perspective -- Vulnerable Populations: The Homeless and Incarcerated -- Vulnerable Populations: The Elderly -- Vulnerable Populations: Children -- Religio-cultural Consideration When Providing Healthcare to American Muslims -- Disparities and Diversity in Biomedical Research -- Cultural Competency Case Studies: Transitional Introduction -- Case 1: African-American Infant and Family -- Case 2: Cambodian Refugee -- Case 3: Sickle Cell Crisis -- Case 4: Mongolian Spots -- Case 5: Death Disclosure -- Case 6: Coin Rubbing -- Case 7: Toxic Ingestion -- Case 8: Adolescent Indian Male Sikh -- Case 9: Intimate Partner Violence in the Gay Community -- Case 10: West Indian/Caribbean -- Case 11: American Indian -- Case 12: Spiritualism in the Latino Community -- Case 13: Islamic Patient -- Case 14: Pediatric Pain.
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e-Book
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Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America : Beyond the IOM Report

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edited by Richard Allen Williams. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2007.
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Online
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Author
Williams, Richard Allen
Responsibility
edited by Richard Allen Williams
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2007
ISBN
9781597454858
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Reform
Health Policy
Health Status Disparities
Healthcare Disparities
Quality of Health Care
Socioeconomic Factors
Other Subjects
United States
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Enhanced Recovery after Surgery

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Ryoji Fukushima, Masaki Kaibori, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2018.
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This book provides up-to-date information and practical approaches to Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programs for digestive and / or cardiopulmonary surgery. ERAS programs following surgical interventions are now part of the standard of care for patients undergoing various operative procedures. These programs have been associated with reductions in complications, in length of hospital stay after surgery and in related costs, and have led to improved patient QOL. Enhanced Recovery after …
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Fukushima, Ryoji
Kaibori, Masaki
Responsibility
Ryoji Fukushima, Masaki Kaibori, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 161 p.) : 27 illus., 12 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811067969
9789811067952 (print ed.)
9789811067976 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Satisfaction
Postoperative Care - methods
Postoperative Complications - prevention & control
Quality of Health Care
Specialty
Perioperative Medicine
Abstract
This book provides up-to-date information and practical approaches to Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) programs for digestive and / or cardiopulmonary surgery. ERAS programs following surgical interventions are now part of the standard of care for patients undergoing various operative procedures. These programs have been associated with reductions in complications, in length of hospital stay after surgery and in related costs, and have led to improved patient QOL. Enhanced Recovery after Surgery discusses a range of aspects of the program, from surgical procedure to perioperative management. Each chapter is written by experts in the field, including digestive, cardiopulmonary and pediatric surgeons. It is a valuable resource for surgeons, nurses and administrators interested in initiating an ERAS program.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- ESSENSE Project for Patient's Sound Recovery -- Part II. Mitigative Methods for Biological Invasive Reaction -- Minimizing the Length of the Preoperative Fasting Period to Prevent Stress and Dehydration -- Preoperative Bowel Preparation in ERAS Program: Would-be Merits or Demerits -- Objective and quantitative assessment of postoperative pain in digestive surgery -- Part III. Early Independence of Physical Activity -- Pros and Cons of Abdominal Drain in Digestive Surgery -- Avoiding Gut Starvation is Key to Early Recovery After Surgery -- Part IV. Reduction of Perioperative Anxiety and Excitation of Recovery Will -- Reduction of Perioperative Anxiety Before Surgery and to Incentives to Get Well by Patients Themselves -- Perioperative Management for Early Recovery after Esophageal Cancer Surgery -- ERAS for Gastric Surgery -- Negative Effects of Mechanical Bowel Preparation on the Postoperative Intestinal Motility of Patients with Colorectal Cancer -- Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Program for Patients Undergoing Resection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma -- Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) for Postoperative Pediatric Surgical Disorders -- Enhanced Recovery (Fast-track) after Cardiac and Vascular Surgery -- ERAS in the Respiratory Surgery.
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e-Book
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Escape fire : designs for the future of health care

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Berwick, Donald M. --San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass , 2004.
Call Number
W 84 B553e 2004
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
W 84 B553e 2004
Author
Berwick, Donald M.
Place of Publication
San Francisco, CA
Publisher
Jossey Bass
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
315 p.
ISBN
0787972177
Subjects (MeSH)
Organizational Innovation
Quality of Health Care
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Ethnic diversity and inclusion

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Capital District Health Authority. Community Health Initiatives. --[Halifax, NS]: Capital District Health Authority , 2007.
Call Number
WA 300 E84 2007 DVD
Access
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Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WA 300 E84 2007 DVD
Corporate Author
Capital District Health Authority. Community Health Initiatives
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Capital District Health Authority
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
1 DVD (17 min.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Ethnic Groups
Cultural Diversity
Cultural Competency
Quality of Health Care
Access
.
Format
DVD
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
4
Loan Period
3 weeks
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From cancer patient to cancer survivor : lost in transition

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Hewitt, Maria. National Cancer Policy Board (U.S.). Committee on Cancer Survivorship. --Washington, DC: National Academies Press , c2006.
Call Number
QZ 266 F931 2006
Location
Dickson Building
Call Number
QZ 266 F931 2006
Author
Hewitt, Maria
Corporate Author
National Cancer Policy Board (U.S.). Committee on Cancer Survivorship
Other Authors
Greenfield, Sheldon
Stovall, Ellen
Place of Publication
Washington, DC
Publisher
National Academies Press
Date of Publication
c2006
Physical Description
506 p.
ISBN
0309095956
Subjects (MeSH)
Neoplasms - psychology
Neoplasms - therapy - United States
Continuity of Patient Care - United States
Quality of Health Care - United States
Survival Rate - United States
Survivors
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act : A Physician Call to Action

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James S. Powers, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2015.
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Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action provides guidance, examples, and information on processes and timelines for physicians based on the implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was established in 2010. This volume focuses on how geriatricians and other healthcare professionals can be engaged in responding to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities, and through this engagement assume leadership roles in local hospitals, healthcare organizat…
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Powers, James S
Responsibility
James S. Powers, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvi, 227 p. : 7 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319095103
9783319095097 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Reform
Health Services for the Aged
Quality of Health Care
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action provides guidance, examples, and information on processes and timelines for physicians based on the implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was established in 2010. This volume focuses on how geriatricians and other healthcare professionals can be engaged in responding to the roll-out of the ACA in their communities, and through this engagement assume leadership roles in local hospitals, healthcare organizations, and medical societies to advance quality improvement and new models of care for older adults. In-depth chapters provide an update on quality improvement efforts at the state level as well as changes in Medicaid financing and the significant impact this will have for older adults, particularly dual-eligibles. Many elements of the ACA are yet to be rolled out and many healthcare decisions are yet to be made. Healthcare Changes and the Affordable Care Act: A Physician Call to Action will guide healthcare decision makers and help them to play a leadership role in advancing quality care for older adults in our changing healthcare environment.
Contents
Geriatricians Involvement in Healthcare Changes -- Quality Improvement Organizations -- Leadership Opportunities for Physicians -- The ABCs of ACOs -- Our Failing System: A Reasoned Approach Toward Single Payer -- Geriatric and Primary Care Workforce Development -- Medicare and Medicaid Coordination: Special Case of the Dual Eligible Beneficiary -- Care Management: From Channeling to Grace -- Program Evaluation: Defining and Measuring Appropriate Outcomes -- Targeting Interventions and Populations -- Accountable Care Organizations: A Case Study in the Use of Care Coordination: Montefiore Medical Center -- University of Michigan Case Study: The Physician Group Practice Demonstration.
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e-Book
Location
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The healthcare quality book : vision, strategy, and tools

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Maulik S. Joshi, Elizabeth R. Ransom, David B. Nash, Scott B. Ransom, editors. (3rd ed.) --Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press , [2014].
Call Number
W 84.4 AA1 H434 2014
Location
Cape Breton Regional
This book brings together a team of international contributors who provide expertise on current strategies, tactics, and methods for understanding quality of US healthcare delivery and processes. It provides a solid foundation on the components and importance of quality, while incorporating techniques to continuously improve and transform a healthcare system. This edition includes: new chapters that address hardwiring quality into the organization's culture for consistent delivery and the lates…
Call Number
W 84.4 AA1 H434 2014
Other Authors
Joshi, Maulik
Ransom, Elizabeth R
Nash, David B
Ransom, Scott B
Responsibility
Maulik S. Joshi, Elizabeth R. Ransom, David B. Nash, Scott B. Ransom, editors
Edition
3rd ed.
Place of Publication
Chicago, IL
Publisher
Health Administration Press
Date of Publication
[2014]
Physical Description
xxi, 617 pages
ISBN
9781567935905
1567935907
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Administration
Quality of Health Care - organization & administration
Total Quality Management - organization & administration
Other Subjects
United States
Abstract
This book brings together a team of international contributors who provide expertise on current strategies, tactics, and methods for understanding quality of US healthcare delivery and processes. It provides a solid foundation on the components and importance of quality, while incorporating techniques to continuously improve and transform a healthcare system. This edition includes: new chapters that address hardwiring quality into the organization's culture for consistent delivery and the latest developments in healthcare, as well as maps a path for healthcare transformation; emphasis on the Affordable Care Act as it relates to quality; a discussion of the importance of quality in transitioning from fee-for-service models to value-based payment; tools to measure and improve patient experiences, such as dashboards and scorecards; and information on emerging trends and challenges in healthcare, including electronic health records and physician engagement. -- Edited summary from book.
Format
Book
Location
Cape Breton Regional
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Healthcare transformation : a guide for the hospital board member

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Joshi, Maulik S. --Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press , 2009.
Call Number
WX 150 J83h 2009
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WX 150 J83h 2009
Author
Joshi, Maulik S
Other Authors
Horak, Bernard J
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
CRC Press
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
111 p.
ISBN
9781439805060
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - organization & administration
Quality of Health Care - organization & administration
Hospital Administration - methods
Organizational Innovation
Governing Board
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Health Services Evaluation

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat44136
Adrian Levy, Sarah Goring, Constantine Gatsonis, Boris Sobolev, Ewout van Ginneken, Reinhard Busse, editors. --New York, NY: Springer Reference , c2019.
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Location
Online
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.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Hospital standardized mortality ratio (HSMR) results for Capital Health

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat25531
[Capital District Health Authority]. --[Halifax, NS]: Capital Health , 2012.
Call Number
WX 16 H828 2012
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WX 16 H828 2012
Corporate Author
[Capital District Health Authority]
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2012
Physical Description
3 p.
Subjects (MeSH)
Hospital Mortality - trends - Nova Scotia
Quality of Health Care - statistics & numerical data - Nova Scotia
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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48 records – page 1 of 3.