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Testing the expert based weights used in the UK’s Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) against three preference-based methods

Journal Article
Watson, V., Dibben, C., Cox, M., Atherton, I., Sutton, M., & Ryan, M. (2019)
Testing the expert based weights used in the UK’s Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) against three preference-based methods. Social Indicators Research, 144(3), 1055-1074. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-018-02054-z
The Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD), used widely in England, is an important tool for social need and inequality identification. It summarises deprivation across seven dim...

Instruments to measure patient experience of healthcare quality in hospitals: a systematic review

Journal Article
Beattie, M., Murphy, D. J., Atherton, I., & Lauder, W. (2015)
Instruments to measure patient experience of healthcare quality in hospitals: a systematic review. Systematic Reviews, 4(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-015-0089-0
Improving and sustaining the quality of hospital care is an international challenge. Patient experience data can be used to target improvement and research. However, the use o...

Introduction to sociology for health carers

Book
Walsh, M., & Tait, D. (2014)
Introduction to sociology for health carers. (2nd). Cengage
Now in its second edition, An Introduction to Sociology for Health Carers provides an accessible grounding for all nursing and health care students who have little previous ex...

Instruments to measure patient experience of health care quality in hospitals: a systematic review protocol.

Journal Article
Beattie, M., Lauder, W., Atherton, I., & Murphy, D. J. (2014)
Instruments to measure patient experience of health care quality in hospitals: a systematic review protocol. Systematic Reviews, 3, https://doi.org/10.1186/2046-4053-3-4
Improving and sustaining the quality of care in hospitals is an intractable and persistent challenge. The patients’ experience of the quality of hospital care can provide insi...