Evaluation of Health Care Quality for DNPs 2nd Edition
This is the only nursing text to facilitate the achievement by Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) graduates 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 evaluations and interpreting and disseminating findings. It includes three new chapters addressing evaluation and outcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating results.
Based on the best evidence-based practices, the book provides DNPs with in-depth information on the conceptual basis of evaluation, its application as an integral part of contemporary health care delivery, and resources and methodology for evaluation of practice outcomes. The DNP education text includes a critical examination of the characteristics, sources, and quality of the nature of evidence and presents several different evaluation models, including those that focus on economic evaluation. The evaluation of organizations, systems, and standards for practice is covered in detail, along with the evaluation of populations and health care teams, particularly interdisciplinary collaborative health teams. Also addressed is the process for translating outcomes from evaluation into health care policy, as well as opportunities for advocacy and leadership. Numerous examples and case studies illustrate concepts.
NEW TO THE SECOND EDITION:
- Includes three new chapters that address evaluation and outcomes, program evaluation, quality improvement, and reporting and disseminating results
- Explores health care practice determinates related to quality, safety, and value
- Covers how to lead and participate in comprehensive health care evaluations using best practices in conduct, interpretation, and dissemination
- Includes strategies for evaluating small, medium, and large programs
- Facilitates competency in conducting systematic and in-depth evaluations of all aspects of health care
- Provides information based on best practices and evidence-based practices
- Offers practical methods and tools for conducting and implementing a quality improvement (QI) project
- Provides numerous examples and case studies
- Encourages the dissemination of results using a variety of venues, such as formal presentations, posters, and publications
- Publisher: Springer Publishing Company