Injury control : a guide to research and program evaluation / edited by Frederick P. Rivara [and others].
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (ix, 304 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Rivara, Frederick P.
- An overview of injury research -- Classifying and counting injury -- Measurement of injury severity and co-morbidity -- Data linkages and using administrative and secondary databases -- Rates, rate denominators, and rate comparisons -- Data collection methods -- Selecting a study design for injury research -- Qualitative methods in injury research -- Randomized trials -- Cohort studies in injury research -- Case-control studies in injury research -- Ecologic studies -- Case studies and trauma registries -- Systematic reviews of injury studies -- Evaluating an injury intervention program -- The development of clinical decision rules for injury care -- Trauma performance improvement -- Measuring disability and quality of life postinjury -- Economic evaluation of injury control -- Ethical issues.
- In the twentieth-century, evidence-based injury prevention and control strategies have contributed to a substantial decline in the number of deaths associated with injury. However, researchers in the field of injury prevention have often gathered their study methods from other disciplines; it can be difficult for injury investigators to locate all of the research tools that can be applied to problems related to injury. Injury Control: A Guide to Research and Program Evaluation addresses the growing need for a comprehensive source of knowledge on all research designs available for injury control and research. Included in this accessible guidebook is information about choices in study design, details about study execution and discussion of specific tools such as injury severity scales, programme evaluations and systematic reviews. Epidemiologists, health service investigators, trauma surgeons and emergency medicine physicians will find this a useful source for understanding, reviewing and conducting research related to injuries.
- 9780511530234 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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