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

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Bell, EJ (2007) Quali-quantitative analysis: a new model for evaluation of unusual cases in hospital performance. Australian Health Review, 31 (Suppl.). S86-S97. ISSN 0156-5788

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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 Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Health Review
Publisher: The Australian Medical Publishing Company
Page Range: S86-S97
ISSN: 0156-5788
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http://www.aushealthcare.com.au/publications/index.asp

Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:19
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:34
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