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Second in a series of three volumes, this report contains eight separate technical papers on eight conditions and procedures: asthma in children and adults; breast mass and breast cancer; cholecystectomy; diarrhea and dehydration in children; ischemic heart disease; osteoarthrosis; otitis media in children; and tonsillectomy with and without adenoidectomy. Each paper presents: (1) epidemiological data; (2) operational definitions of the disease or indications for the procedures, and the patient population; (3) identification of factors not under the control of medical care that may influence outcomes regardless of quality of care; (4) a method for controlling for these factors; (5) specific outcome standards that could be used to assess quality of care; (6) the relative importance and sensitivity of each outcome; (7) estimates of the size of the sample necessary to identify a specific number of patients with a given condition; and (8) four tables describing the proposed outcome measures and specific item pools necessary for data collection.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1

    Asthma in Children and Adults: Assessing the Quality of Medical Care Using Short-Term Outcome Measures

  • Chapter 2

    Breast Mass and Breast Cancer: Assessing the Quality of Medical Care Using Short-Term Outcome Measures

  • Chapter 3

    Cholecystectomy: Assessing the Quality of Medical Care Using Short-Term Outcome Measures

  • Chapter 4

    Diarrhea and Dehydration: Assessing the Quality of Medical Care Using Short-Term Outcome Measures

  • Chapter 5

    Ischemic Heart Disease: Assessing the Quality of Medical Care Using Short-Term Outcome Measures

  • Chapter 6

    Osteoarthrosis: Assessing the Quality of Medical Care Using Short-Term Outcome Measures

  • Chapter 7

    Otitis Media: Assessing the Quality of Medical Care Using Short-Term Outcome Measures

  • Chapter 8

    Tonsillectomy, Adenoidectomy and Tonsillectomy with Adenoidectomy: Assessing the Quality of Medical Care Using Short-Term Outcome Measures

  • Appendix A

    Item Pool for Anxiety and Depression

  • Appendix B

    Item Pool for Limitation in Activities

  • Appendix C

    Item Pool for Patient Satisfaction

  • Appendix D

    Item Pool for Sociodemographic Factors

  • Appendix E

    Item Pool for Belief in the Efficacy of Medical Care

  • Appendix F

    Item Pool for Health Perception

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