Demanding Medical Excellence

Author: Michael L. Millenson
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022616196X
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Demanding Medical Excellence is a groundbreaking and accessible work that reveals how the information revolution is changing the way doctors make decisions. Michael Millenson, a three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee as a health-care reporter for the Chicago Tribune, illustrates serious flaws in contemporary medical practice and shows ways to improve care and save tens of thousands of lives. "If you read only one book this year, read Demanding Medical Excellence. It's that good, and the revolution it describes is that important."—Health Affairs "Millenson has done yeoman's work in amassing and understanding that avalanche of data that lies beneath most of the managed-care headlines. . . . What he finds is both important and well-explained: inconsistency, overlap, and inattention to quality measures in medical treatment cost more and are more dangerous than most cost-cutting measures. . . . [This book] elevates the healthcare debate to a new level and deserves a wide readership."—Library Journal "An involving, human narrative explaining how we got to where we are today and what lies ahead."—Mark Taylor, Philadelphia Inquirer "Read this book. It will entertain you, challenge, and strengthen you in your quest for better accountability in health care."—Alex R. Rodriguez, M.D., American Journal of Medical Quality "Finally, a health-care book that doesn't wring its hands over the decline of medicine at the hands of money-grubbing corporations. . . . This is a readable account of what Millenson calls a 'quiet revolution' in health care, and his optimism makes for a refreshing change."—Publishers Weekly "With meticulous detail, historical accuracy, and an uncommon understanding of the clinical field, Millenson documents our struggle to reach accountability."—Saty Satya-Murti, M.D., Journal of the American Medical Association

Evolving A Culture Of Medical Excellence

Author: Albert J. Mariani, M.D.
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1716719070
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Evolving a Culture of Medical Excellence offers a carefully researched, unvarnished history of the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group in honor of its sixtieth anniversary. Author Dr. Albert J. Mariani describes how this medical group, now the largest in Hawaii with 650 doctors, a democracy with principled leadership evolved a successful and durable culture of medical excellence that could serve as a model for similar doctor groups. Real life examples from the author’s extensive experience illustrate that the good and bad of human nature can often be successfully approached by aligning interests. It is a study of how decades ago the very dissimilar cultures of medicine and business were reconciled in the traditional Kaiser Permanente program to the benefit of patients and society. It could have been a model for healthcare everywhere. Deviations from the traditional model – especially those that compromised the partnership – resulted in failure.

Policy Challenges In Modern Health Care

Author: Lynn B. Rogut
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813541093
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Health care delivery in the United States is an enormously complex enterprise, and its $1.6 trillion annual expenditures involve a host of competing interests. While arguably the nation offers among the most technologically advanced medical care in the world, the American system consistently under performs relative to its resources. Gaps in financing and service delivery pose major barriers to improving health, reducing disparities, achieving universal insurance coverage, enhancing quality, controlling costs, and meeting the needs of patients and families. Bringing together twenty-five of the nation’s leading experts in health care policy and public health, this book provides a much-needed perspective on how our health care system evolved, why we face the challenges that we do, and why reform is so difficult to achieve. The essays tackle tough issues including: socioeconomic disadvantage, tobacco, obesity, gun violence, insurance gaps, the rationing of services, the power of special interests, medical errors, and the nursing shortage. Linking the nation’s health problems to larger political, cultural, and philosophical contexts, Policy Challenges in Modern Health Care offers a compelling look at where we stand and where we need to be headed.

Schizophrenia Bulletin

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Health Affairs

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Chicago Medicine

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The Phantom Stethoscope

Author: Stephen K. Klasko
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ISBN: 9781577361442
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Through the ingenious use of science fiction combined with industry expertise, Stephen K. Klasko and Gregory P. Shea discuss medical issues seriously while using the unique framework of a science-fiction novella to illustrate the complexities of the million-dollar medical industry. The authors denote concerns in the field of health care through this fictional frame by including concise, well-documented, and thought-provoking discussions on essential clinical and business topics and issues -- vital information providing an optimistic future for today's physicians. Fictional hero Mila undergoes a phenomenal experience, and her life changes forever as she discovers an exciting and improved future in medicine.

Group Practice Journal

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Bmj

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Health Care Usa

Author: Harry A. Sultz
Editor: Aspen Pub
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File Size: 38,30 MB
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Describes the changing roles and functions of health care in the US, and looks at the technical, economic, political, and social forces responsible for those changes. This edition integrates recent trends in health care costs, and discusses the effect of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, managed care

Overtreated

Author: Shannon Brownlee
Editor: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
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A critique of the modern-day American health-care system looks at the potential consequences of the current emphasis on overtreatment, revealing how modern medicine provides huge amounts of unnecessary care that is wasteful, expensive, and dangerous to the health of patients.

Widener Law Review

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Consumer Health Information Source Book

Author: Alan M. Rees
Editor: Greenwood
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How can an award-winning source book that helps consumers find health information be improved? Health expert Alan Rees has done just that in his sixth edition by providing practical advice on using the Internet, tips on where to find Spanish-language health pamphlets, and recommendations on what's most important in the world of alternative medicine. The sixty edition provides users with an annotated guide to health-related resources--hotlines, newsletters, pamphlets, Web sites, CD-ROMS, magazines, books, and more Readers are given a description on each resource and how to best use it.

Healthplan

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Medical Record

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Medical Record

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Medical Error

Author: Marilynn M Rosenthal
Editor: Jossey-Bass
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The information contained in Medical Error includes contributions from experts in the field who offer a comprehensive and constructive review of medical mishaps. The book provides a useful reference for students and practitioners who must examine and assess the critical area of patient safety. Throughout Medical Error the authors stress the critical need for accountability and transparency and address a number of compelling questions: Where are we mired in outdated approaches? Where have we misinterpreted data? Where are we getting new insights? Where do we dare to be innovative? This helpful resource will prove to be a valuable tool for health care professionals who strive to improve care for all their patients.

Digital Medicine

Author: Jeff Charles Goldsmith
Editor: Health Administration Press
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Children And Managed Health Care

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Health Economics And Financing

Author: Thomas E. Getzen
Editor: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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A primer for the economic analysis of medical markets, this book utilizes a flow of funds approach to investigate the sources and uses of financing as well as the incentives and organizational structure of the health care system. It then takes a wider macroeconomic perspective in order to explore the dynamics of change within the health care system, and to explicitly consider determinants of national health spending and the role of governments in public and private health.