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How to use case studies: continuity cases vs. one-shot cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10123779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cases are a widely used instructional technique in health services administration education. This article discusses the merits of using cases in graduate education and identifies two types of cases, one-shot cases and continuity cases. The continuity case has many advantages for professional education. In particular it requires the students to recognize and cope with the interactions among decisions. Continuity cases are good vehicles both for instruction and for evaluation of students' competence. The supply of good continuity cases, however, is very limited. Consequently, despite the advantages of this type of case, instructors must consider using a blend of continuity and one-shot cases. Suggestions for the mix of cases within a curriculum are presented.
P N Reeves
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of health administration education     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0735-6722     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Adm Educ     Publication Date:  1992  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-10     Completed Date:  1993-03-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403840     Medline TA:  J Health Adm Educ     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-209     Citation Subset:  H    
Department of Health Services Management and Policy, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052.
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MeSH Terms
Decision Making, Organizational
Education, Graduate / methods
Health Services Research*
Hospital Administration / education*
Planning Techniques
Teaching / methods*
United States

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