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Quali-quantitative analysis: a new model for evaluation of unusual cases in hospital performance?

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Bell, EJ, Quali-quantitative analysis: a new model for evaluation of unusual cases in hospital performance?, Australian Health Review, 31, (Supplement 1) pp. S86-S97. ISSN 0156-5788 (2007) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

This paper aims to provide hospital administrators and others making decisions about hospital error funding, as well as researchers, with information about what good hospital error research looks like. It offers a selective review of how the error literature has approached hospital error, which is used to develop five criteria for sound hospital error research. It also explores the potential for better hospital error research of quali-quantitative analysis (QQA), an innovative social sciences research method. In a context in which other methodologies all have their shortcomings, QQA appears to go some way toward meeting the five criteria for sound hospital error research. Ideally, QQA would be used in combination with other approaches to answer the kinds of questions that are important to hospital administrators when they are faced with high-stakes error evaluation situations.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health Care Administration
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health Policy Evaluation
Author:Bell, EJ (Associate Professor Erica Bell)
ID Code:47645
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Centre for Rural Health
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-22
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