Evidence-based Medical Monitoring from Principles to Practice

International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance

ISSN: 0952-6862

Article publication date: 2 May 2008




(2008), "Evidence-based Medical Monitoring from Principles to Practice", International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Vol. 21 No. 3. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijhcqa.2008.06221cae.002



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Evidence-based Medical Monitoring from Principles to Practice

Article Type: Recent publications From: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, Volume 21, Issue 3.

Edited by Paul Glasziou, Les Irwig and Jeffrey AronsonBlackwell BMJ Books2008ISBN: 9781405153997 and ISBN10: 1405153997

Keywords: Disease management, Evidence based medicine, Healthcare effectiveness

Monitoring is a major component of management of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and depression. Yet poor monitoring means healthcare costs are rising.

This book discusses how monitoring principles adopted in other spheres such as clinical pharmacology and evidence-based medicine can be applied to chronic disease in the global setting. With contributions from leading experts in evidence-based medicine, it is a groundbreaking text for all involved in delivery of better and more effective management of chronic illnesses.

Contents include:

  • The theory of monitoring.

  • An introduction to monitoring therapeutic interventions in clinical practice.

  • A framework for developing and evaluating a monitoring strategy.

  • Developing monitoring tools: integrating the pathophysiology of disease and the mechanisms of action of therapeutic interventions.

  • Choosing the best monitoring tests.

  • Monitoring the initial response to treatment.

  • Control limits in long-term monitoring.

  • Developing a monitoring schedule: frequency of measurement.

  • Monitoring as a learning and motivational tool.

  • Monitoring from the patient’s perspective.

  • Evaluating the effectiveness and costs of monitoring.

  • Monitoring for the adverse effects of drugs.

  • The practice of monitoring in various disciplines.

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