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 ground-breaking text for all involved in delivery of better and more effective management of chronic illnesses.
Table of Contents
Part 1 The Theory of Monitoring
THE CONTROL PHASES
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MONITORING
THE EVALUATION OF MONITORING TECHNIQUES
Part 2 The Practice of Monitoring
Professor Paul Glasziou, University of Oxford, Department of Primary Health Care and Director of the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine, Oxford. Paul is a leading figure in evidence-based medicine. He teaches courses and organises workshops both at the Centre in Oxford and the other centres around the world (eg McMaster, Bond University- Australia).
Les Irwig, Professor in the School of Public Health, University of Sydney He teaches courses on diagnostic test assessment, meta-analysis and guideline development, and advanced epidemiological methods. He is especially interested in the application of epidemiological methods to provide the evidence on which to base public health and clinical decisions.
Dr Jeffery Aronson, Clinical Reader in Pharmacology, University of Oxford, UK.