Using Clinical Data to Address Quality Initiatives and Improve Patient Safety
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The potential for improving the quality of patient care through the use of existing data sets is limited only by the conceptualization of the problem and study, and the expertise of researchers to use existing data with complex research designs. Traditionally, PhD students and nurse scientists learned research methods using primary data collection and analysis. Through the development of secondary data sources and greater accessibility to these data for analysis, nurse scientists have the potential to gain a better understanding of patient phenomena, inform clinical processes, and improve the quality of patient care.
Participants of this webinar will learn fundamental concepts and key steps needed to conduct research using secondary data: (1) define a research question; (2) select an appropriate dataset; (3) understand variable creation and build your analysis; and (4) present findings in a way that that informs healthcare policy and/or clinical practice.
There are no prerequisites for this webinar. However, it is best suited for participants who:
Presenter: Victoria Goode, PhD, CNRA, RN
Moderator: Michael P. Cary, Jr., PhD, RN
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