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Enhancing the quality of case studies in health services research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10591280     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: To provide guidance on improving the quality of case studies in health services research. DATA SOURCES: Secondary data, drawing from previous case study research. RESEARCH DESIGN: Guidance is provided to two audiences: potential case study investigators (eight items) and reviewers of case study proposals (four additional items). PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The guidance demonstrates that many operational steps can be undertaken to improve the quality of case studies. These steps have been a hallmark of high-quality case studies in related fields but have not necessarily been practiced in health services research. CONCLUSIONS: Given higher-quality case studies, the case study method can become a valuable tool for health services research.
Authors:
R K Yin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health services research     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0017-9124     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Serv Res     Publication Date:  1999 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-28     Completed Date:  1999-12-28     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0053006     Medline TA:  Health Serv Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1209-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
COSMOS Corporation, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Data Collection / methods
Databases, Factual
Humans
Organizational Case Studies / methods*,  standards*,  statistics & numerical data
Quality Assurance, Health Care / methods
Research Design*
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