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NeuroepidemiologyFrom principles to practice$
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Lorene M. Nelson, Caroline M. Tanner, Stephen Van Den Eeden, and Valarie M. McGuire

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195133790

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.001.0001

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Health Services Research in Neurology

Health Services Research in Neurology

Chapter:
(p.425) 18 Health Services Research in Neurology
Source:
Neuroepidemiology
Author(s):

Lorene M. Nelson

Caroline M. Tanner

Stephen K. Van Den Eeden

Valerie M. McGuire

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133790.003.18

This chapter covers the principles of health services research, which is critical for understanding and reducing the burden of neurological disease across populations. The goal of neurologic health services research is to create a scientific basis for measurably improving the care that is provided to patients with both chronic and acute neurological conditions. It is multi-disciplinary research that draws on the expertise of neurologists trained in clinical research methods, economists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, sociologists, and other social scientists. Typical sources of data for health services research studies are surveys and interviews, medical records, and administrative data sets. Most health services researchers employ a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods, and they work in collaboration with health care administrators and organizations in which health care is provided in the US. The chapter encompasses the design and execution of studies of access to care, quality of care and outcomes research, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness.

Keywords:   health services research, health care, health care access, quality of health care, outcomes research, effectiveness research, cost-effectiveness

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