Studying the Organisation and Delivery of Health Services: Research Methods

Studying the Organisation and Delivery of Health Services: Research Methods

by Pauline Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415257638

ISBN-13: 9780415257633

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

There is increasing recognition that advances in medicine are only part of the answer to better health care. These advances, together with rising expectations of health care users, mean that demands on the way we organize and deliver services will become greater. It is therefore essential that we advance our understanding and knowledge of how best to organize and…  See more details below

Overview

There is increasing recognition that advances in medicine are only part of the answer to better health care. These advances, together with rising expectations of health care users, mean that demands on the way we organize and deliver services will become greater. It is therefore essential that we advance our understanding and knowledge of how best to organize and deliver health services. This book, written by experienced teachers and researchers, introduces research methods from a wide range of social science disciplines and applies them to health service research. Each chapter takes a different research method or approach and provides: theoretical background; a description of the method; advice on how to use it; relevant examples; a discussion of the limitations of the method; a list of further reading. Research methods covered include: epidemiology; organizational psychology; action research; political science/policy analysis; organizational economics; historical methods and operational research. This book also looks at the issues in synthesizing evidence from qualitative research and non-experimental quantitative studies. This is a reader for researchers, students and research funders and provides an appropriate text for the growing number of courses in the multidisciplinary field of health services research.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415257633
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Social Aspects of AIDS Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
1Issues in studying the organisation and delivery of health services1
2Organisational studies24
3Micro-level qualitative research40
4Epidemiological methods56
5Organisational psychology73
6Policy analysis90
7Economic evaluation107
8Organisational economics124
9Historical research140
10Operational research154
11Action research172
12Synthesising research evidence188
Index221

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