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Measuring Patient Outcomes

Measuring Patient Outcomes

March 2000 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Using the statistical analysis program SPSS, this book shows how to analyze patient outcomes data and create graphs summarizing this data.

The first part of this book serves as a primer for nurses and other health professionals who are learning how to measure outcomes. The second part includes a series of case studies describing successful patient outcomes projects.

The examples selected range from the straightforward assessment of length of stay and readmission rate before and after the introduction of a care pathway, to the more complicated efforts to assess the impact of swimming on central venous catheter infection in children with cancer.

Some chapters represent the starting point for outcomes measurement, while other chapters are built upon previous work.

Marie T Nolan and Victoria Mock
The Identification of Patient Outcomes
Victoria Mock and Marie T Nolan
Selection of Instruments to Measure Outcomes and Planning for Data Management
Marie T Nolan
Creation and Manipulation of SPSS Data Files
Victoria Mock
Overview of Statistical Methods for Measuring Patient Outcomes
Marie T Nolan
Persuasive Presentation of Patient Outcomes Graphics
Laura J Burke and Barbara F Gaegelow
Scanning Technology to Automate Data Entry
Acute Care
Maura A Goldsborough
Factors Associated with Leg Graft Wound Complications Following Coronary Artery Bypass
Suzanne J Rumble, Marinell H Jernigan and Pamela T Rudisill
Evaluation of the Effect of a Critical Pathway for Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
JoAnn Coleman
Quality of Life Following the Whipple Procedure
Donna Brannan and Judith M Rohde
Precursors of Patient Seclusion in a Psychiatric Patient Population
Maternal/Child Care
Andrea O Hollingsworth and Susan M Cohen
Outcomes of Early Hospital Discharge of Women Undergoing Abdominal Hysterectomy
Jacqueline Robbins, Philene Cromwell and David N Korones
Swimming and Central Venous Catheter-Related Infections in Children with Cancer
Primary Care
Penny Marschke
Measurement of Urinary Continence Recovery Following Radical Prostatectomy
Christine A Engstrom
A Clinical Outcomes Study to Evaluate the Cost-Effectiveness of New Anti-Emetic Guidelines to Manage Chemotherapy-Related Nausea and Vomiting

"This book brings together the experience of health care professionals and the lastest knowledge about what it takes to:

  • Identify and measure patient outcomes successfully and practically
  • Analyze and illustrate reliable and valid outcomes data using the latest technology and computer packages; and
  • Utilize the results of systematic, interdisciplinary outcomes studies to improve care and plan future studies."
Veronica F. Rempusheski, PhD, RN, FAAN
University of Rochester School of Nursing

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