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Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved (Texts in Essential Public Health)

Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved (Texts in Essential Public Health) Lowest new price: $106.06
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Author: Ruth Levine
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"This book demonstrates that smart, well-constructed investments in global health can achieve a widespread impact on the way people live."

--Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator

This series of twenty case studies illustrates real-life proven, large-scale success stories in global public health. Drawing from a rich evidence base, the accessible case write-ups highlight experiences in scale-up of health technologies, strengthening of health systems, and the use of health education and policy change to achieve impressive reductions in disease and disability, even in the poorest countries. An overview chapter draws attention to factors that contributed to the successes. Discussion questions help to bring out the main points and provide a point of departure for independent student research. This volume is an updated and expanded version of the popular and influential book Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health, published in 2004 by the Center for Global Development.

Useful as a stand-alone text or as a complement to Essentials of Global Health, this book will give your students a clear and inspiring picture of how global public health efforts have made a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 1, 3, 6, 7, & 13 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.

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Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results

Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results Lowest new price: $6.00
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Author: Michael E. Porter
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The U.S. health care system is in crisis. At stake are the quality of care for millions of Americans and the financial well-being of individuals and employers squeezed by skyrocketing premiums—not to mention the stability of state and federal government budgets.

In Redefining Health Care, internationally renowned strategy expert Michael Porter and innovation expert Elizabeth Teisberg reveal the underlying—and largely overlooked—causes of the problem, and provide a powerful prescription for change.

The authors argue that competition currently takes place at the wrong level—among health plans, networks, and hospitals—rather than where it matters most, in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of specific health conditions. Participants in the system accumulate bargaining power and shift costs in a zero-sum competition, rather than creating value for patients. Based on an exhaustive study of the U.S. health care system, Redefining Health Care lays out a breakthrough framework for redefining the way competition in health care delivery takes place—and unleashing stunning improvements in quality and efficiency.

With specific recommendations for hospitals, doctors, health plans, employers, and policy makers, this book shows how to move health care toward positive-sum competition that delivers lasting benefits for all.


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Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience

Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience Lowest new price: $20.59
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Author: Charles Kenney
Brand: CRC Press

For decades, the manufacturing industry has employed the Toyota Production System ― the most powerful production method in the world ― to reduce waste, improve quality, reduce defects and increase worker productivity. In 2001, Virginia Mason Medical Center, an integrated healthcare delivery system in Seattle, Washington set out to achieve its compelling vision to become The Quality Leader and to fulfill that vision, adopted the Toyota Production System as its management method.

Winner of a Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award!

Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the Perfect Patient Experience takes you on the journey of of Virginia Mason Medical Center's pursuit of the perfect patient experience through the application of lean principles, tools, and methodology. The results speak for themselves, including:

  • An innovative patient safety alert system
  • Reduction in professional liability insurance expenses
  • Foundational changes that make it possible for nurses to spend 90% of their time with patients
  • A computerized module that sorts through electronic medical charts and automatically identifies when disease management and preventative testing due

Over the last several years Virginia Mason has become internationally known for its journey towards perfection by applying the Toyota Production System to healthcare. The book takes readers step by step through Virginia Mason's journey as it seeks to provide perfection to its customer – the patient. This book shows you how you use this system to transform your own organization.


  • Productivity Press

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Quality By Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach

Quality By Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach Lowest new price: $55.77
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Quality by Design reflects the research and applied training conducted at Dartmouth Medical School under the leadership of Gene Nelson, Paul Batalden, and Marjorie Godfrey. The book includes the research results of high-performing clinical microsystems, illustrative case studies that highlight individual clinical programs, guiding principles that are easily applied, and tools, techniques, and methods that can be adapted by clinical practices and interdisciplinary clinical teams. The authors

  • describe how to develop microsystems that can attain peak performance through active engagement of interdisciplinary teams in learning and applying improvement science and measurement;
  • explore the essence of leadership for clinical Microsystems;
  • show what mid-level leaders can do to enable peak performance at the front lines of care;
  • outline the design and redesign of services and planning care to match patient needs with services offered;
  • examine the issue of safety;
  • describe the vital role of data in creating a rich and useful information environment;
  • provide a core curriculum that can build microsystems’ capability, provide excellent care, promote a positive work environment, and contribute to the larger organization.

Ancillary materials for use in classroom teaching, training, or coaching are available at


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Understanding Pain Anatomical Chart

Understanding Pain Anatomical Chart Lowest new price: $9.55
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Author: Anatomical Chart Company
Brand: Lake Forest Anatomicals Brain Models
Model: 9781587799839

Understanding Pain is a visual and textual overview of pain and  provides an easy-to-understand tool for patient interaction with health professionals.
The chart defines pain and the types of pain, lists symptoms for each, and simplifies "How Pain Works" into three comprehensible steps.
A pain scale and a sample human figure are provided so patients can give their health professionals information about the level and location of pain.
The chart also gives prevention tips and pointers on consulting a health professional for a tailored treatment plan.  
Available in Spanish and English.

Made in USA

Available in the following versions:
  •   20" x 26" heavy weight paper laminated with grommets at top corners     ISBN   9781587799846
  •   20" x 26" heavy weight paper                                                                               ISBN   9781587799839
  •   20" x 26" heavy weight paper laminated with grommets at top corners  Spanish          ISBN 9780781782296
  •   20" x 26" heavy weight paper    Spanish                                                                                 ISBN  9780781782289


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  • Anatomically accurate
  • Laminated Deluxe Professional Grade
  • Size: 26 in x 20 in

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Using Trauma Theory to Design Service Systems: New Directions for Mental Health Services, Number 89

Using Trauma Theory to Design Service Systems: New Directions for Mental Health Services, Number 89 Lowest new price: $20.22
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Mental health practitioners are becoming increasingly aware that they are encountering a very large number of men and women who are survivors of sexual and physical abuse. This volume identifies the essential elements necessary for a system to begin to integrate an understanding about trauma into its core service programs. The fundamental elements of a trauma-informed system are identified and the necessary supports for bringing about system change are highlighted. The basic philosophy of trauma-informed practice is then examined across several specific service components: assessment and screening, inpatient treatment, residential services, addictions programming, and case management. Modifications necessary to transform a current system into a trauma-informed system are discussed in great detail as well as the changing roles of consumers and providers.This is the 89th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Mental Health Services.


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Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility

Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility Lowest new price: $14.16
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Author: Janet Jaffe
Brand: Holtzbrinck Publishers

For people experiencing infertility, wanting a baby is a craving unlike any other. The intensity of their longing is matched only by the complexity of the emotional maze they must navigate.

With insight and compassion, Drs. Janet Jaffe, Martha Diamond, and David Diamond-specialists in the field of Reproductive Psychology who have each experienced their own struggle with infertility-give couples the tools to:

*Reduce their sense of helplessness and isolation
*Identify their mates' coping styles to erase unfair expectations
*Listen to their "unsung lullabies"--their conscious and unconscious dreams about having a family--to mourn the losses of infertility and move on.

Ground-breaking, wise, and compassionate, Unsung Lullabies is a necessary companion for anyone coping with infertility.

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Institutional Review Board: Management and Function

Institutional Review Board: Management and Function Lowest new price: $179.36
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Author: Elizabeth A. Bankert
Brand: Bankert, Elizabeth A. (EDT)/ Amdur, Robert J., M.D. (EDT)

This book is designed as an instructional manual that gives Institutional Review Board (IRB) members and administrators the information they need to run an efficient and effective system of protecting human research subjects, in compliance with federal research regulations. This reference provides a step-by-step approach to practical details of IRB administration and includes case studies, sample forms, and sample policy documents, as well as decision-making algorithms and lists of approval criteria for their resolution.

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Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional: Concepts, Practice, and Evidence

Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional: Concepts, Practice, and Evidence Lowest new price: $101.63
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Author: Gwen van Servellen
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Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional is the first text of its kind to address the connection between communication practices and quality patient care outcomes. It provides future and practicing patient caregivers in all specialties and services with basic communication knowledge and skills and is an invaluable resource for those in administrative functions as well.

The Second Edition is a thorough revision that features five all new chapters covering: communicating with patients with low literacy; health communications and quality care; health communications to enhance behavioral change; the internet and communications between patient and provider; altering systems of care and implications for health care communications.


Provides a psychosocial and physiologic contextual background for understanding sensual development and verbal and nonverbal expression.
Teaches communication skills one at a time allowing for contiguous mastery over a set of therapeutic interventions.
Includes an extensive glossary of terms and list of references including websites and resources available to enhance student learning.
Is accompanied by online instructor resources including an instructor's manual and PowerPoint lecture slides.
New to the Second Edition:

• New chapter on Communicating with Patients with Low Literacy
• Four new chapters on expectations for health care communications, evidence for quality and behavioral change
• All chapters have been revised and updated
• Updated resources
• New tables
• Up-to-date evidence

Instructor's Resources - Coming Soon:

Instructor's Manual
PowerPoint Lecture Slides
Click here to access our transition guide--and make changing your course materials from the first edition to the second edition as easy as possible!


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Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants of Health Lowest new price: $41.00
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Social Determinants of Health, 2E gives an authoritative overview of the social and economic factors which are known to be the most powerful determinants of population health in modern societies. Written by acknowledged experts in each field, it provides accessible summaries of the scientific justification for isolating different aspects of social and economic life as the primary determinants of a population's health.

The new edition takes account of the most recent research and also includes additional chapters on ethnicity and health, sexual behaviors, the elderly, housing and neighborhoods.

Recognition of the power of socioeconomic factors as determinants of health came initially from research on health inequalities. This has led to a view of health as not simply about individual behavior or exposure to risk, but how the socially and economically structured way of life of a population shapes its health. Thus exercise and accidents as as much about a society's transport system as about individual decisions; and the nation's diet involves agriculture, food manufacture, retailing, and personal incomes as much as individual choice. But a major new element in the picture we have developed is the importance of the social, or psycho-social, environment to health. For example, health in the workplace for most employees - certainly for office workers - is less a matter of exposure to physical health hazards as of the social envrionment, of how supportive it is, whether people have control over their work, whether their jobs are secure. A similar picture emerges in other areas ranging from the health importance of the emotional envrionment in early childhood to the need for more socially cohesive communities.

Social Determinants of Health, 2E should be read by those interested in the wellbeing of modern societies. It is a must for public health professionals, for health promotion specialists, and for people working in the many fields of public policy which we now know make such an important contribution to health.


  • Oxford University Press USA

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