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The University of Southampton
Population Health

Evaluation of quality improvement: design and measurement issues Event

30 January 2014
Lecture Theatre 1, Level B, South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital

For more information regarding this event, please email Lisa Coates (nee Sturdy) at .

Event details

Professor Richard Lilford, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Birmingham

Please note that as this seminar has been advertised to others within the Faculty, lunch will not be provided, and no food or drink can be taken in to the Lecture Theatre

Among Professor Lilford's other roles, he directs the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care for Birmingham and Black Country (CLAHRC-BBC).

Please find below an abstract of Professor Lilford's talk:

I shall discuss basic study designs for service delivery improvement, with an emphasis on the advantages of step-wedge cluster studies. Then I shall discuss measurement issues, with special emphasis on the distinction between outcomes, clinical processes, intervening variables, and system level processes. I shall draw a distinction between targeted management interventions and generic management interventions. I shall bring it all together under a Bayesian epistemological framework that I consider an advantage over the ‘realist' idea.


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