Chapter 7. Monitoring in Chronic Disease

  1. Chris Del Mar1,
  2. Jenny Doust2 and
  3. Paul Glasziou3

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470750568.ch7

Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-Making

Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-Making

How to Cite

Del Mar, C., Doust, J. and Glasziou, P. (eds) (2007) Monitoring in Chronic Disease, in Clinical Thinking: Evidence, Communication and Decision-Making, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470750568.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Bond University, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917416

Online ISBN: 9780470750568

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Keywords:

  • chronic disease;
  • monitoring;
  • clinical activity;
  • therapy;
  • tests

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Why is monitoring important?

  • The purpose of monitoring

  • Should we monitor at all?

  • Thinking about time

  • How does monitoring work?

  • The five phases of monitoring

  • Control charts

  • Monitoring strategy

  • Discussion