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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: $108.98
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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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Quality By Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach

Quality By Design: A Clinical Microsystems Approach Lowest new price: $51.74
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Brand: Jossey-Bass

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 https://clinicalmicrosystem.org/

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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: $60.32
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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.

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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: $45.04
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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.

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  • Oxford University Press USA

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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: $18.09
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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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Advancing Health Literacy

Advancing Health Literacy Lowest new price: $41.86
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Author: Christina Zarcadoolas
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Advancing Health Literacy addresses the crisis in health literacy in the United States and around the world. This book thoroughly examines the critical role of literacy in public health and outlines a practical, effective model that bridges the gap between health education, health promotion, and health communication. Step by step, the authors outline the theory and practice of health literacy from a public health perspective. This comprehensive resource includes the history of health literacy, theoretical foundations of health and language literacy, the role of the media, a series of case studies on important topics including prenatal care, anthrax, HIV/AIDS, genomics, and diabetes. The book concludes with a series of practical guidelines for the development and assessment of health communications materials. Also included are essential techniques needed to help people make informed decisions, advocate for themselves and their community, mitigate risk, and live healthier lives.

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Evidence-Based Practice Workbook

Evidence-Based Practice Workbook Lowest new price: $58.15
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Author: Paul P. Glasziou
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The Evidence-based Practice Workbook is an ideal tool for use by GPs, medical specialists and other healthcare professionals to learn the concepts of evidence-based practice (EBP). Practical and interactive, this workbook provides simple methods to help health professionals find and use the best evidence to answer clinical questions, developing their skills in:


  • asking clinical questions
  • searching for answers
  • discriminating good from poor information and research
  • using the answers to make clinical decisions.


This attractive, colour workbook provides a clear explanation of EBP skills and concepts. Written by internationally respected authors, this expanded and updated edition has been developed from evidence-based practice workshops run by the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Queensland and Oxford, and contains information and exercises to help health professionals learn how to use EBP in their clinical practice.

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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: $34.45
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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.

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  • Productivity Press

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The Managed Care Contracting Handbook: Planning & Negotiating the Managed Care Relationship

The Managed Care Contracting Handbook: Planning & Negotiating the Managed Care Relationship Lowest new price: $91.87
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Author: Maria K. Todd
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Managed care contracting is a process that frustrates even the best administrators. However, to ignore this complexity is to do so at your own expense. You don’t necessarily need to bear the cost of overpriced legal advice, but you do need to know what questions to ask, what clauses to avoid, what contingencies to cover ... and when to ask a lawyer for help.

  • Decode and analyze reimbursement problems, loopholes, and contract stipulations you are likely to encounter
  • Learn tried-and-true tricks, tools, shortcuts, and techniques to evaluate agreements
  • Negotiate contracts that won’t leave you open to unanticipated expenses

Written by Maria K. Todd, a seasoned professional in managed care contracting, this handbook is written for managers, analysts, and finance officers who have the daunting task of negotiating contracts for medical services. It offers an in-depth examination of managed care and its organizations and covers key areas, such as pay-for-performance initiatives, reimbursement methods, contract law basics, and negotiating strategies.

The Managed Care Contracting Handbook offers critical details and strategic information as well as resources on everything from HMOs and PPOs to Consumer Driven Health Plans (CDHP), self-funded ERSIA payers, and Medicaid managed care.

Fully updates the first edition, which was used widely in the U.S. and overseas.

Designed to equip you with the confidence that comes with knowing the right questions to ask and more answers than you are supposed to know, this easy-access resource ―

  • Provides a complete overview of managed care organizations
  • Covers contract law basics
  • Presents material that can be used internationally
  • Discusses Medicaid Managed Care
  • Offers an operational evaluation of a typical managed care agreement
  • Includes sample contracts and important checklists, as well as a glossary

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Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health

Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health Lowest new price: $83.28
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Author: Donald A. Barr
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The health care system in the United States has been called the best in the world, but many of its residents cannot afford or do not have access to adequate care. Health Disparities in the United States explores how socioeconomic status, race, and ethnic make-up affect health disparities; what the wide gulf in care and health outcomes means for the medical community, cultural subsets, and society at large; and how to address the issue effectively.

Topics examined include:• The relationship between income and social status and health care and outcomes• The effect of race and ethnicity on health and the availability of care• Conscious, unconscious, and institutionalized bias in treatment options• How and when race and ethnicity should be taken into account in treating illness• Practical and practicable ideas for reducing health disparities

Analyzing the complex web of social forces that influence health outcomes in the United States, this book is a vital teaching tool and a comprehensive reference for social science and medical professionals.

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