Renata Fitzpatrick

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The National Health Service in England is moving away from targets based on processes of care and focusing on patient outcomes. This vision is operationalised in the recently published NHS Outcomes Framework, which includes the generalised use of Patient Reported Outcomes (health status and quality of life) as measures of population health at the provider(More)
OBJECTIVES (1) Methodological research has few well-defined tools and processes analogous to those available for reviews and data collection in substantive health technology assessment. (2) This project was set up to obtain researchers' and others' views on the innovative projects on research methodology under the NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme(More)
Day surgery provides high quality and efficient care for a wide variety of surgical procedures. Patients appreciate the rapid recovery and effective analgesia, while the health service benefits from a streamlined service with lower costs. Despite the numerous advantages, day surgery practices vary enormously and many patients are still denied this excellent(More)
This article examines connections between Colombia’s internal armed conflict and agrarian questions. It pays attention to the country’s specific historical trajectory of agrarian change, the violent expression of social tensions that this elicited, and the particular ways in which these dynamics were influenced by a changing global context. This analysis of(More)
K. W. Madison, P. K. Patel, M. Allen, D. Price, R. Fitzpatrick, and T. Ditmire Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA Physics and Advanced Technology Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California 94550, USA Department of Nuclear Engineering, University of California at Berkeley,(More)
A remarkable surge in efforts to assess the quality of life of patients has occurred in recent years in medical research. Philosophical discussions of these developments have focused, on the one hand, on epistemological reservations about the plausibility of measuring quality of life and, on the other hand, on moral and ethical qualms about the meaning of(More)
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