Analysis of Waiting-Time Data in Health Services Research by Boris SobolevAnalysis of Waiting-Time Data in Health Services Research by Boris Sobolev

Analysis of Waiting-Time Data in Health Services Research

byBoris Sobolev, Lisa Kuramoto

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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Why some patients wait longer than others remains an important question. This book is a reference for health services researchers looking for statistical tools with which to study waiting times. The book offers detailed coverage of statistical concepts and methods for the analysis and interpretation of waiting-time data. It provides analysis from health services research perspective, rather than operations management, and contains a collection of examples.
Boris Sobolev is Associate Professor in the Department of Health Care and Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia. Lisa Kuramoto is a Statistical Analyst with the Vancouver Coastal Health Services Research Institute.
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Title:Analysis of Waiting-Time Data in Health Services ResearchFormat:PaperbackDimensions:234 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.03 inPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441926216

ISBN - 13:9781441926210

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Table of Contents

Part I: Data and Methods.- Health services research on access to care.- Waiting-time data used in this book.- Statistical methods.- Part II: Waiting-time Studies.- Overview of waiting times and other variables.- Variation and access probabilities.- Factors influencing waiting times.- Surgery after target access time.- Adverse events while waiting.- Intermediate events.- Survival benefit of CABG.- Part III: Appendices.- Other data dictionaries.- SAS code.- Matlab code.

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From the reviews:"Sobolev and Kuramoto . offer fellow researchers a guide to methodology for studying how long patients in a universal health-care system wait for elective or other non-emergency surgery. In addition to providing statistical tools, they set out the entire research process, from framing the question to interpreting results." (SciTech Book News, June, 2008)