Worldwide economic constraints on health care systems have highlighted the importance of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based health policy. The resulting clinical trials and health services research studies require instruments to monitor outcomes of care and the output of the health system. However the overabundance of competing measurement scales can make choosing a measure difficult at best. Measuring Health provides in-depth reviews of over 100 of the leading health measurement tools and serves as a guide for choosing among them.
This new edition includes substantially revised and updated chapters from the first edition, along with new chapters on issues regarding the ethics of public health practice, international health research, and genetic epidemiology. (cover)