Intervention Effectiveness Research: Quality Improvement and Program Evaluation

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Do interventions improve health outcomes? This volume provides a model and road map to answer clinical questions related to intervention effectiveness research, quality improvement, and program evaluations. It offers clear and simple guidance for all phases of a clinical inquiry projects from planning through dissemination and communication of results and findings. The book emphasizes the value and importance of leveraging existing data to advance research, practice, and quality improvement efforts.

Intervention and Effectiveness Research is a practical guide for organizing and navigating the intersections of research and practice. Structure, process and outcome worksheets for every step are provided together with examples from diverse settings and populations to lead readers through the process of implementing their own projects. The author guides readers through the process of designing, implementing, and evaluating project

s. This book is intended for teachers of DNP and PhD programs in nursing and other disciplines, their students, and healthcare leaders who need to leverage data to demonstrate care quality and outcomes.

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Karen A. Monsen, PhD, RN, FAAN, is an award-winning scholar and expert nurse informatician. She is co-director of the University of Minnesota Center for Nursing Informatics, Director of the Omaha System Partnership, affiliate faculty in the Institute for Health Informatics, and faculty in the Center for Spirituality and Healing. Dr. Monsen specializes in data management for intervention effectiveness research, quality improvement, and outcome evaluation in nursing and health care.

Based on her years of public health experience and her insights from exploring big data methods with existing datasets, Dr. Monsen celebrates the power of shared understanding enabled by the use of standardized data. At the cross roads of research and practice, she champions intervention effectiveness research through three major initiatives: The Omaha System Community of Practice, The Omaha System Partnership for Knowledge Discovery and Health Care Quality; and The Omaha

System Guidelines. These initiatives are face-to-face and Internet forums for research and quality improvement projects world-wide. Dr. Monsen is the author of over 70 published studies that have advanced the design, development and evaluation of clinical practice for diverse problems, programs, and populations.

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Springer
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Published on
Sep 14, 2017
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Pages
209
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ISBN
9783319612461
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Administration
Medical / Critical Care
Medical / General
Medical / Instruments & Supplies
Medical / Nursing / Management & Leadership
Medical / Nursing / Research & Theory
Medical / Practice Management & Reimbursement
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This is the only nursing text to facilitate the achievement by Doctor of Nursing Practice graduates (DNPs) s of the highest possible competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care. The second edition of this award-winning text keeps pace with the rapidly evolving health care market by presenting a more comprehensive range of evaluation strategies for analyzing quality, safety, and value in health care practice and programs, with an emphasis on conducting, interpreting, and disseminating findings. It includes three new chapters addressing evaluation and outcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating the results.

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