Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Would Work Better For Everyone, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

Best Care Anywhere: Why VA Health Care Would Work Better For Everyone, 3rd Edition / Edition 3

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by Phillip Longman
     
 

ISBN-10: 1609945174

ISBN-13: 9781609945176

Pub. Date: 03/05/2012

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED

A Model for Health-Care Reform

Phillip Longman tells the amazing story of the turnaround of the Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system from a dysfunctional, scandal-prone bureaucracy into the benchmark for high-quality medicine in the United States. Best Care Anywhere shows that vast swaths of what we

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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED

A Model for Health-Care Reform

Phillip Longman tells the amazing story of the turnaround of the Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system from a dysfunctional, scandal-prone bureaucracy into the benchmark for high-quality medicine in the United States. Best Care Anywhere shows that vast swaths of what we think we know about health, health care, and medical economics are just plain wrong. And the book demonstrates how this extraordinarily cost-effective model, which has proven to be highly popular with veterans, can be made available to everyone. New to this edition is an analysis of how the shortcomings of both so-called Obamacare and Republican plans to privatize Medicare reinforce the need for applying the lessons of the VA. Also included are completely updated statistics and research, as well as examples of how the private sector is already beginning to learn from the VA’s example.

“This important book describes the turnaround of the VA health-care system—now widely recognized as leading the nation in terms of both quality and costs—and offers insights that will be useful to patients and policymakers alike.”
—Elliot S. Fisher, MD, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

“The improvement of the VA health-care system in the past decade is one of the most impressive stories of large-scale change—and the leadership thereof—in modern times. Students of quality improvement will find lesson after lesson in this important case study.”
—Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, Professor, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

“Phillip Longman has uncovered the biggest untold medical story of the last decade.”
—Paul Glastris, Editor in Chief, Washington Monthly

“Longman’s book is a beacon of hope.”
—Theodore Marmor, Professor Emeritus of Public Policy and Management and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Yale University

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609945176
Publisher:
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/05/2012
Edition description:
Third Edition, Revised and Expanded
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
567,964
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction
Chapter 1: Best Care Anywhere
Chapter 2: Hitting Bottom
Chapter 3: Revenge of the Hard Hats
Chapter 4: VistA in Action
Chapter 5: The Kizer Revolution
Chapter 6: Safety First
Chapter 7: Who Cares about Quality?
Chapter 8: When Less Is More
Chapter 9: Open-Source Medicine
Chapter 10: The Electronic Medical Records Movement
Chapter 11: Growing the VA
Chapter 12: The Vista Life Network
Epilogue

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Best Care Anywhere 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Feldmanarf More than 1 year ago
Easy Read. Very informative look at our care for our Veterans. More people should read and learn about health care for our nation.
OldArmy More than 1 year ago
Excellent book about how the employees of the DVA medical system created a top-of-the-line health care system in spite of the bosses at the top. After employees began developing the system, finally the DVA gets a boss who notices the great trend and supports it. If you think government cannot do anything right, read this book. Informative and still a "feel good" book.