Risk Adjustment for Measuring Health Care Outcomes / Edition 3

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Overview

Seventeen chapters by doctors and researchers provide information on the benefits of employing risk assessment measures in healthcare settings. The volume explains the technical concepts related to risk assessment and offers advice on determining data sources, maintaining quality, and utilizing outcomes information. A glossary lists common acronyms. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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An introduction to risk adjustment methodologies, for those who are interested in measuring and assessing outcomes of medical care. It provides a conceptual framework for risk adjustment, data requirements with references to data sources, methods for risk adjustment, measures of reliability and validity, statistical methods for evaluating risk- adjustment strategies, and examples of how risk-adjusted outcomes are used in states and regions around the country. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567932072
  • Publisher: Health Administration Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF HEALTHCARE EXEC
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 508
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Reasons for Risk Adjustment 1
2 Getting Started and Defining Terms 17
3 Range of Risk Factors 33
4 Windows of Observation 71
5 Coded Data from Administrative Sources 83
6 Clinical Data from Medical Records or Providers 139
7 Data from Surveys or Asking Patients 163
8 Conceptual and Practical Issues in Developing Risk-Adjustment Methods 179
9 Validity and Reliability of Risk Adjusters 207
10 Evaluating Risk-Adjustment Models Empirically 231
11 Estimating the Effect of an Intervention from Observational Data 275
12 Comparing Outcomes Across Providers 297
13 Risk Adjustment in Pediatric Populations 335
14 Risk Adjustment for Mental Health Care 349
15 Risk Adjustment for Studying Health Care Outcomes of People with Disabilities 363
16 Risk Adjustment for Studying Long-Term-Care 383
17 Final Observations 401
References 411
Glossary of Acronyms 479
Index 483
About the Contributors 505
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