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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: $18.88
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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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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: $89.41
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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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Social Determinants of Health

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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.

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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
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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

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  •   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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  • Size: 26 in x 20 in

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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: $36.99
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Author: Charles Kenney
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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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The Practice of Integrative Medicine: A Legal and Operational Guide

The Practice of Integrative Medicine: A Legal and Operational Guide Lowest new price: $72.25
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Author: Michael H. Cohen JD MBA
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Successfully Incorporate Integrative Medicine in a Wide Variety of Settings

Practitioners, facilities, and researchers encounter repeated requests from patients regarding the use of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) and there are few who do not know the benefits of its use. But the legal aspects of prescribing or denying CIM treatment are new and harder to navigate, requiring the guidance of lawyers, policy makers, and other practitioners. Based on interviews with over 20 health care providers and facilities who have successfully combined integrative medicine in their practices, this book outlines the pitfalls, legal road-blocks, and benefits of bringing complementary and integrative medicine into daily health care routines.

Discover:

  • What forces are driving the shift toward Integrative care
  • The key legal issues governing individuals vs. institutions
  • How established CIM institutions chose specific therapies, gained funding, and solved staffing issues
  • The regulations for credentialing and how to comply
  • Techniques for minimizing liability risks for institutions and individuals
  • Strategies for effective informed consent
  • Recommendations on dealing with the dietary supplement question

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Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation (Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation)

Decision Modelling for Health Economic Evaluation (Handbooks in Health Economic Evaluation) Lowest new price: $43.73
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Author: Andrew Briggs
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In financially constrained health systems across the world, increasing emphasis is being placed on the ability to demonstrate that health care interventions are not only effective, but also cost-effective. This book deals with decision modelling techniques that can be used to estimate the value for money of various interventions including medical devices, surgical procedures, diagnostic technologies, and pharmaceuticals. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the appropriate representation of uncertainty in the evaluative process and the implication this uncertainty has for decision making and the need for future research. This highly practical guide takes the reader through the key principles and approaches of modelling techniques. It begins with the basics of constructing different forms of the model, the population of the model with input parameter estimates, analysis of the results, and progression to the holistic view of models as a valuable tool for informing future research exercises. Case studies and exercises are supported with online templates and solutions. This book will help analysts understand the contribution of decision-analytic modelling to the evaluation of health care programmes. ABOUT THE SERIES: Economic evaluation of health interventions is a growing specialist field, and this series of practical handbooks will tackle, in-depth, topics superficially addressed in more general health economics books. Each volume will include illustrative material, case histories and worked examples to encourage the reader to apply the methods discussed, with supporting material provided online. This series is aimed at health economists in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and the health sector, those on advanced health economics courses, and health researchers in associated fields.

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Institutional Review Board: Management and Function

Institutional Review Board: Management and Function Lowest new price: $227.16
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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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Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility

Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility Lowest new price: $15.50
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Author: Janet Jaffe
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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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Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals

Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals Lowest new price: $26.68
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Author: Lynne J. DeVenny
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Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is a textbook and practice guide for paralegals and other legal professionals who work in the area of workers' compensation law. The book addresses practical tasks associated with the law office management of workers' compensation cases, including an overview of workers' compensation law, determining compensable claims, evaluating and accepting cases, reviewing and summarizing medical records, investigating claims, obtaining evidence, drafting pleadings and preparing for mediations and hearings. More complex tasks, such as handling catastrophic injuries and death claims, Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements, third party claims and bankrupt defendants, are also discussed. Each chapter includes practice tips to help paralegals become proficient in the practice of workers' compensation law, as well as references to find the most up-to-date information regarding various aspects of workers' compensation practice. Sample documents are included to illustrate the kinds of documents paralegals may draft in a typical private law practice. Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is unique because it is written specifically for paralegals by an attorney/paralegal team with a combination of over thirty years of practice in workers' compensation law. In addition, both authors have experience teaching law students and paralegals in college settings. Recognizing that there are excellent state-specific workers' compensation reference books for workers' compensation practitioners, this book is intended to guide and train paralegal students, paralegals and other legal professionals new to the practice of workers' compensation law. Straightforward and easy to read, it provides its readers with an overview of the essential skills necessary to perform substantive work on any workers' compensation case, as well as the tools to find the information they need to make a significant contribution to a workers' compensation practice, whether it be their own state-specific rules and forms, Medicare s current WCMSA requirements or medical references. Workers' Compensation Practice for Paralegals is not just a primary workers' compensation text, but could also be used as a supplemental civil injuries text, due to the extensive discussion in the book of the relation of medical records to the key issues of causation, treatment, diagnosis, prognosis, permanent impairment, ability to work and future medical needs in any civil injury claim, including personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence. Several chapters in the book teach paralegals not only how to organize, review and summarize medical records, including sample summaries, but how the medical records relate to key evidence needed to evaluate and litigate civil injury claims in private law firms. The book is intended to teach paralegals how to conduct a substantive and meaningful review of medical evidence. Much of the information in this book, including preparing for mediations and hearings, is relevant not just to workers' compensation cases, but to any civil case involving bodily or personal injuries. The authors are hoping that educators and legal professionals will agree that this book is a good one to include in their desktop reference sections, especially if they plan to work or are already working in any area of civil injury law.

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