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Evidence Based Management

Author : Eric Barends
ISBN : 9780749483753
Genre : Business & Economics
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Decisions in businesses and organizations are too often based on fads, fashions and the success stories of famous CEOs. At the same time, traditional models and new cutting-edge solutions often fail to deliver on what they promise. This situation leaves managers, business leaders, consultants and policymakers with a profound challenge: how can we stay away from trends and quick fixes, and instead use valid and reliable evidence to support the organization? In response to this problem, evidence-based management has evolved with the goal of improving the quality of decision-making by using critically evaluated evidence from multiple sources - organizational data, professional expertise, stakeholder values and scientific literature. This book sets out and explains the specific skills needed to gather, understand and use evidence to make better-informed organizational decisions. Evidence-Based Management is a comprehensive guide that provides current and future managers, consultants and organizational leaders with the knowledge and practical skills to improve the quality and outcome of their decision-making. Online resources include case studies, exercises, lecture slides and further reading.
Category: Business & Economics

50 Foot Challenges E Book

Author : Colin Thomson
ISBN : 9780702037047
Genre : Medical
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The new edition retains all the benefits of the popular first edition but adds more cases, more illustrations, new sections and invaluable appendices. The same illustrated case-history format as in the first edition presents readers with the clinical problems of each disorder. In each case, a problem-solving approach is encouraged through a question-and-answer format. This guides the reader to the appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan. Clinical tips for improving practice are included and each study concludes with a short list of key points and references to further reading. All those involved in the care and management of patients with foot conditions will find this book an invaluable aide-memoire and guide to their daily practice. Presentation of over 60 conditions that all foot clinicians are likely to encounter Cases conveniently organized into sections for ease of reference Text profusely illustrated (in black and white) with photographs, line drawings and radiographs Form and structure concise that makes it easy to use for both quick reference and self-assessment Written by a podiatrist and orthopaedic surgeon. 15 new cases added to a revised and expanded text New sections on ‘Lumps and Bumps’, Sports Injuries and Multiple Choice Questions 100 additional and improved illustrations, with better labelling Emphasis on evidence-based practice throughout the text Includes invaluable new information on 'when to refer'
Category: Medical

Evidence Based Management In Healthcare

Author : Anthony R. Kovner
ISBN : 156793871X
Genre : Evidence-based medicine
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Difficult decisions are part of everyday life for any manager, and the decisions that arise in healthcare are far too important to be made based on poor information and gut feeling. An evidence-based approach to management ensures that healthcare leaders ask the right questions, use the best evidence available, and make better decisions in carrying out their mission. Evidence-Based Management in Healthcare: Principles, Cases, and Perspectives explains what evidence-based management is, how it can guide decision making, and how it can lead the way to improved organizational performance. This updated edition provides a thorough overview and in-depth discussion of evidence-based management, a series of new and expanded case studies and examples, and interviews with notable figures in the field. Key topics include the following: the definition of and rationale for evidence-based management; the four main types of evidence; the six steps of implementation; acquiring the best available evidence; barriers to evidence-based management and how to overcome them; perspectives from stakeholders.
Category: Evidence-based medicine

Scaphoid Fractures

Author : Geert Buijze
ISBN : 9780323496056
Genre : Medical
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Get a quick, expert overview of current diagnosis and management of scaphoid fractures with this concise, practical resource by Drs. Geert Buijze and Jesse B. Jupiter. This easy-to-read reference presents a summary of today’s best evidence-based approaches to diagnosis and management in this critical area. Provides must-know information on scaphoid fractures, including how to apply evidence-based management, anatomy, diagnosis, acute fracture management, malunion treatment, and nonunion management. Presents case scenarios followed by discussions of the importance of the problem, current opinion, evidence, and key recommendations. Consolidates today’s evidence-based information on scaphoid fractures into one convenient resource.
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Prescriptive Analytics

Author : Dursun Delen
ISBN : 9780134389004
Genre : Computers
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Make Better Decisions, Leverage New Opportunities, and Automate Decisioning at Scale Prescriptive analytics is more directly linked to successful decision-making than any other form of business analytics. It can help you systematically sort through your choices to optimize decisions, respond to new opportunities and risks with precision, and continually reflect new information into your decisioning process. In Prescriptive Analytics, analytics expert Dr. Dursun Delen illuminates the field’s state-of-the-art methods, offering holistic insight for both professionals and students. Delen’s end-to-end, all-inclusive approach covers optimization, simulation, multi-criteria decision-making methods, inference- and heuristic-based decisioning, and more. Balancing theory and practice, he presents intuitive conceptual illustrations, realistic example problems, and real-world case studies–all designed to deliver knowledge you can use. Discover where prescriptive analytics fits and how it improves decision-making Identify optimal solutions for achieving an objective within real-world constraints Analyze complex systems via Monte-Carlo, discrete, and continuous simulations Apply powerful multi-criteria decision-making and mature expert systems and case-based reasoning Preview emerging techniques based on deep learning and cognitive computing
Category: Computers

Evidence Based Management

Author : Rosemary Stewart
ISBN : 1857754581
Genre : Medical
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Annotation. "In times of rapid change, experience is no longer a sufficient guide to practice. Taking the principles of evidence-based medicine, this is the first guide to evidence-based management. It will help managers and clinicians to make a difference to their organisation." "Illustrated with case studies designed for 'the reader in a hurry', the clear layout of this practical guide is based on a questioning approach of Why? When? Where? How? and Who? which demonstrates how to apply the best evidence in decision making and in assessing performance. Obstacles to practising evidence-based management in healthcare are described, with explanations of how to overcome them." "Health managers and clinicians with managerial responsibilities will find this book an essential guide. Leaders in health service organisations, public health doctors and public sector managers will find it of great benefit in their work."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Category: Medical

Organizational Psychology And Evidence Based Management

Author : Elaine Rabelo Neiva
ISBN : 9783319643045
Genre : Psychology
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Adopting an Evidence-Based Management (EBM) approach, this book provides the best evidence available on a wide range of topics from Industrial and Organizational Psychology to help managers base their decisions on scientific findings. Drawing on principles and methods first developed by Evidence-Based Medicine, EBM aims to promote the use of scientific knowledge in organizational and managerial decision making. Based on this idea, the book seeks to establish a dialogue between researchers and professionals of the Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Management fields, translating scientific knowledge into useful resources that can be used to inform practitioner’s decisions and interventions in topics such as: Creativity in organizations Optimism and hope Engagement at work Life and career planning Entrepreneurship Innovation in organizations Cultural diversity and inclusion in organizations Social networks Ageing at organizational context Work/life balance Positive rule breaking Expatriation Time pressure, Pacing styles and polychronicity
Category: Psychology

The Oxford Handbook Of Evidence Based Management

Author : Denise M. Rousseau
ISBN : 9780199366286
Genre : Psychology
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From medicine to education, evidence-based approaches aim to evaluate and apply scientific evidence to a problem in order to arrive at the best possible solution. Thus, using scientific knowledge to inform the judgment of managers and the process of decision-making in organizations, Evidence-based Management (EBMgt) is the science-informed practice of management. Written by leading experts in the study and practice of EBMgt, The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-based Management provides an overview of key EBMgt ideas and puts them in context of promoting evidence-based practice. Furthermore, it addresses the roles and contributions of practitioners, educators, and scholars -- the primary constituents of EBMgt -- while providing perspectives and resources for each. Divided into three sections (research, practice, and education), this handbook examines the realities of everyday management practice and the role EBMgt can play in improving managerial decision making and employee well being and instructs educators in their roles as designers of curricula and resources. As the first major volume to capture the spirit of this emerging movement, The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-based Management shows how practitioners can use high-quality knowledge gleaned from scientific research in order to make better use of available data and ultimately make more mindful decisions.
Category: Psychology

Evidence Based Public Management Practices Issues And Prospects

Author : Anna Shillabeer
ISBN : 9781317470908
Genre : Political Science
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Evidence-based management (EBMgt) derives principles of good management from scientific research, meta-analysis, literature reviews, and case studies, and then translates them into practice. This book is the first systematic assessment of EBMgt and its potential application in public management.
Category: Political Science

Evidence Based Management Of The Acute Coronary Syndrome

Author : Roque Pifarre
ISBN : UOM:39015050703449
Genre : Medical
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Recent randomized clinical trials have resulted in a deeper, evidence-based understanding of the pathophysiology, presentation, risk assessment, and management of the acute coronary syndrome and its subsets. This book organizes the data gleaned from these trials to present the best use fo individual forms of evaluation and treatment to provide optimal patient outcome. (Midwest).
Category: Medical

Evidence Based Reward Management

Author : Michael Armstrong
ISBN : 9780749459383
Genre : Business & Economics
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Evidence-Based Reward Management presents an analysis of the current failure of organisations to assess the effectiveness of pay and reward practices. It considers the reasons for this and outlines the damaging consequences of it. By examining recent developments in human capital information and measurement it looks at how HR can construct effective reward for improved performance, both for the individual and organization. The authors present the tools and techniques which can be applied to practice evidence-based reward management including a 4 step model, which sets strategic goals, reviews current policies, looks at how to pilot and make changes and improvements and explains how to monitor and adapt on an ongoing basis.
Category: Business & Economics

Evidence Based Management Of Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Haemorrhage An Audit Of Current Practice

Author : Sorana White
ISBN : OCLC:1163806469
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Evidence based management of aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage an audit of current practiceWhite S.1, Heald M.2, Sunny S.2, Augustine A.2, Kakkar G.2Institute(s): 1Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Dept of Anaesthesiology, Wol, United Kingdom, 2University Hospital North Midlands NHS Trust, Dept of Anaesthesiology, Stoke on Trent, United KingdomBackground and Goal of Study: Sub arachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) accounts for 5% of all stroke.Despite advances in diagnosis and treatment, overall mortality is around 50%. One-third of survivors are dependent for care and almost half will have cognitive impairment sufficient to affect their quality of life.A multidisciplinary team is involved in patient care and Anaesthetists are involved from the initial stabilization and diagnosis through to providing anaesthesia for definitive treatment and post operative support in critical care. Materials and methods: We conducted a retrospective audit of paper and electronic records looking at 21 patients who underwent coiling for SAH. The data was collected against the guidelines produced by AHA/ASA 2012 directed towards prevention and treatment of re-bleeding, vasospasm, delayed cerebral ischaemia, hydrocephalus and seizures, to assess current practice at University Hospital North Midlands, UK.Results and discussion: 21 patients (19 females and 2 male), age range 25 to 67 years old, mean 54.5 +/- 11.3. One third of aneurysms were multiple and two thirds were single. 15 aneurysms were less than 7mm in size. 52% of patients were transferred from another hospital.75% patients were treated within 24hrs 90% of patients treated within 48 hours. Mean time to treatment was 19 hours. 100% had nimodipine prescribed and 100% received nimodipine 38% of patients missed between 2 and 4 doses of nimodipine 33% of patients received 1st nimodipine dose in hospital >4 hours post admission 1/21 patients received tranexamic acid. 50% of patients had a 0 or 1 Modified ranking Scale score at 6 months follow up.Retrospective collection of data is flawed, but future audit will be improved following introduction of prospectively compiled database.Pre-operatively patients were managed appropriately as evidenced from good outcomes at 6 months. Improvements could be made in administration of prescribed drugs, in particularly nimodipine for which there is strong evidence for prevention of vasospasm.Optimal fluid balance and closer blood pressure control can also be improved to avoid secondary brain injury.Conclusion(s): Good practice was observed at UHNM complying with the recommendations of the AHA/ASA for definitive treatment of aneurysm within 72hrs. We are introducing a check-list style proforma with key interventions to be signed and dated in front of patient notes to improve and standardise care.
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Wound Healing

Author : Joseph M McCulloch
ISBN : 9780803625259
Genre : Medical
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This most complete resource is back in a full-color, thoroughly revised, updated, and significantly expanded 4th Edition that incorporates all of the many scientific and technological advances that are changing the scope of practice in this multidisciplinary field. Learned authors Joseph McCulloch and Luther Kloth have gathered world renown experts in wound management to present a comprehensive text that is evidence based, clinically focused and practical. Responding to the ever-changing field of wound management, the 4th Edition is far from a simple update; it is virtually a brand-new text. The committed and respected teams of authors and contributors have broadened the scope of this text and expanded it from 14 to 35 chapters.
Category: Medical

Evidence Based Management In Health Care

Author : Duncan Boldy
ISBN : CORNELL:31924094769886
Genre : Decision-making
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Evidence based management in health care: the role of decision support systems (Australian studies in health service administration, no 92)
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Evidence Based Management Of Hypertension

Author : Matthew R Weir,
ISBN : 9781908986542
Genre : Medical
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The treatment of hypertension is now evolving into a decision-making process of ever greater complexity. Not only has the range of drugs available increased but so too has our knowledge of the diversity of individual patients' responsiveness to therapy, and the need to tailor their treatment with reference to a wide variety of additional factors. In order to provide effective patient care, the clinician needs to be aware of all the options available, but also of the evidence supporting their use and the extent to which that evidence justifies the choices made. In this new volume, leading authorities in their fields draw on the available evidence to provide answers to a series of key clinical questions facing the clinician treating hypertension: Should we treat prehypertension? How does the choice of therapy change in the presence of comorbidities such as obesity, ischemic heart disease, left ventricular hypertrophy, diabetes or cerebrovascular disease? Evidence-based Management of Hypertension provides answers to these and many other questions, as the authors present an expert analysis of the available evidence and offer authoritative recommendations for treatment planning. In each chapter, tables highlight evidence from a variety of sources, and every chapter concludes with a series of key practice points that present a summary of evidence-based recommendations for best practice, graded according to the quality of that evidence. For any clinician concerned with the care of the hypertensive patient, this volume will be a valuable aid to treatment planning and long-term management.
Category: Medical

Evidence Based Management Of Stroke

Author : José Biller,
ISBN : 9781908986689
Genre : Medical
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Winner of a HIGHLY COMMENDED AWARD in the Neurology category of the 2012 BMA Medical Book Competition. More than five million people die from stroke each year. Stroke is also the leading cause of adult disability, affecting over 20 million people worldwide, with two-thirds of stroke victims left permanently disabled. We now know that speed of intervention is critical and patient outcomes are determined by a very narrow therapeutic window, during which physicians need to be able to make their choice of treatment rapidly, based on the best evidence available. The purpose of this book is to review that evidence, for both medical and surgical therapies as well as preventative strategies, drawing on the expertise of leading international authorities to distinguish the issues for which there is a consensus on best practice from those for which the evidence remains inconclusive. For example, for patients with acute ischemic stroke the first choice is intravenous thrombolytic therapy, but does a treatment window of 0-3 hours deliver outcomes significantly better than one of 3-4.5 hours? Arterial hypertension is the single most important modifiable risk factor for ischemic stroke, but what are the effects of blood pressure reduction among acute stroke patients? How effective is blood pressure lowering in primary intracerebral hemorrhage? What are the arguments in favour of continuation versus temporary discontinuation of antihypertensive therapy immediately after acute ischemic stroke? Endovascular procedures (carotid angioplasty/stenting) are increasingly important but what do the data tell us about their safety? Or durability? How do they compare with carotid endarterectomy? The management of unruptured intracranial aneurysms is rife with controversies; clip, coil, wait and watch? The authors examine the evidence for and against. Other sections examine the impact of various risk factors, and special populations. A section on stroke after cardiovascular surgeries reviews the incidence and management of stroke following a whole range of procedures. Another examines special risks during pregnancy. Lastly, the book reviews our understanding of childhood stroke and presents current best practice recommendations for this most challenging group of patients.
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Evidence Based Management Of Epilepsy

Author : Steven C Schachter,
ISBN : 9781908986740
Genre : Medical
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The clinical management of patients with epilepsy and the associated medical literature are rapidly evolving. Evidence-based Management of Epilepsy differs from other epilepsy textbooks by focusing specifically on topics where the available evidence is sufficiently well developed to be synthesized into straightforward summaries of proven therapies. When evidence is missing or there is doubt, controversy or ambiguity, the distinguished authors offer treatment recommendations based on practice guidelines or consensus statements that span the gaps in evidence while pointing to those areas where further research is needed. The initial chapters cover critically important aspects of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) and surgical treatment such as when to start and stop AEDs, how to monitor their effectiveness, special considerations in women who become pregnant, and when to consider surgery to alleviate seizures. The following chapters cover the therapy of seizures when they develop after traumatic brain injury or stroke, and the treatment of concomitant depression and anxiety in patients with epilepsy. The final chapters discuss emerging topics in epilepsy: the treatment of the postictal state, technologies to predict and detect seizures, strategies for closing the treatment gap and sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. The contributors are renowned experts in their fields who successfully and succinctly present state-of-the-art reviews based on the medical evidence designed to help the clinician be as best informed as possible in the care of patients with epilepsy.
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