The Best Practice: How the New Quality Movement is Transforming Medicine

The Best Practice: How the New Quality Movement is Transforming Medicine

by Charles C. Kenney
     
 

ISBN-10: 1586487973

ISBN-13: 9781586487973

Pub. Date: 03/09/2010

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Most Americans are aware of the health care insurance crisis. But behind hospital doors lies a greater threat to patients' well-being-insufficient reliance on evidence-based care and widespread deficiencies in the overall quality of care. As many as 98,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year, while Americans on average get only half the care they

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Most Americans are aware of the health care insurance crisis. But behind hospital doors lies a greater threat to patients' well-being-insufficient reliance on evidence-based care and widespread deficiencies in the overall quality of care. As many as 98,000 people die from preventable medical errors each year, while Americans on average get only half the care they need.

The Best Practice is the story of how a group of dedicated physicians including Donald Berwick, Paul Batalden, Lucian Leape, and others discovered this disturbing trend-and how they've set out to reverse it. Daring to apply concepts of "quality improvement" gleaned from industries like aviation and manufacturing to the medical profession, these pioneers are revolutionizing the medical field. From Seattle to Cincinnati to J?nk?ping County, Sweden, thousands of health care practitioners are fostering changes that dramatically improve quality while simultaneously delivering care that is more efficient and cost-effective.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586487973
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
607,029
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Preparation and Invasion

1 War 3

2 Prewar Planning 24

3 ORHA 71

4 The Looting 104

Pt. 2 Occupation

5 Bremer Begins 141

6 One Fateful Decision: The Disbanding of the Iraqi Military 163

7 The Police, Crime, and the Security Vacuum 234

8 The Civilian Occupation and the CPA 266

9 Insurgency, Militias, and Sectarian Violence 312

10 The Military Occupation 370

Pt. 3 Where Do We Go from Here?

11 Consequences 409

12 Current and Future U.S. Policy in Iraq 463

Epilogue: Reflections 517

Acknowledgments 565

A Brief History of Iraq before the War 569

Timeline of the War in Iraq 577

Contributors and Key Actors 587

Statistical Graphs 615

Name Index 629

About the Author 641

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