NURS 731. Foundations in Health Care Quality Research. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisite: NURS 704 or permission of instructor. This course provides a foundation for critically examining and developing research frameworks and models used to conduct health care quality of research. The course explores assumptions about health care quality, its dimensions and outcomes at the individual, organizational and population levels. Different approaches to health care quality research will be discussed. Finally, current applications of quality research to policy, health system accountability and various levels of the provision of health care are reviewed.