As the healthcare environment changes, the need for outcomes-based tre atment planning becomes even more critical. This book guides the reade r through current outcomes-based research as it pertains to surgery. F irst, it gives a complete overview of the practice of evidence-based s urgery (EBS), with topics such as treatment planning, policy issues, a nd ethical issues. Then it gives practical, step-by-step advice on the methodology of EBS, with chapters on study design, outcomes measures, adjustments for complications and comorbidities, cost, and data sourc es. Last, it publishes the results of numerous respected EBS studies.Procedures were grouped into minor (ICD-9 procedure code 50.22 [partial hepatectomy]) and major (ICD-9 code 50.3 [hepatic lobectomy]) liver resections. Primary diagnoses were grouped into primary liver cancer (ICD-9 codes 155.0 andanbsp;...
|Author||:||Toby A. Gordon, John L. Cameron|
|Publisher||:||PMPH-USA - 2000|