New Rules: Regulation, Markets, and the Quality of American Health Care / Edition 1

New Rules: Regulation, Markets, and the Quality of American Health Care / Edition 1

by Troyen A. Brennan, Donald M. Berwick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787901490

ISBN-13: 9780787901493

Pub. Date: 11/02/1995

Publisher: Wiley

Health care regulation was designed to help guarantee appropriate standards of quality. Yet today regulation often seems to result in mindless bureaucracy or to actually impede positive change. New Rules tells the story of regulation in the health care industry and outlines how to convert regulation from a meaningless waste of resources into a system that truly can

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Health care regulation was designed to help guarantee appropriate standards of quality. Yet today regulation often seems to result in mindless bureaucracy or to actually impede positive change. New Rules tells the story of regulation in the health care industry and outlines how to convert regulation from a meaningless waste of resources into a system that truly can help practitioners provide better care.The authors outline the evolution of health care regulation over the last quarter century and examine the relationship between regulation and quality improvement. They show for instance, that while innovation in health care can achieve great leaps of improvement, regulations whose underlying motive is to preserve professional boundaries will be impediments to innovative new ways to meet the need for primary care and health information. And they offer fourteen of their own "prescriptions'' for changes in specific arenas of regulation, including: linking regulation explicitly to shared aims such as reducing the racial gap in infant mortality or reducing medication errors, establishing safe havens for major innovation, encouraging the progression of managed care, monitoring quaity for the impoverished, maintaining governmental support for community-based health improvement initiatives, and other bold recommAndations for change.New Rules is written for health care regulators, health care executives, scholars of public health, health care administration and public administration, and all those interested in the modern quality movement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787901493
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/02/1995
Series:
Health Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Role of Regulation
2. The Regulatory Landscape Through the Early 1970s
3. The History of Research on Health Care Quality
4. The Evolution of Health Care and Its Regulation
5. The Federalization of Health Care Oversight: Implications for Quality
6. Regulation and Quality Improvement in Health Care Today
7. Regulating for Improvement: A Prescription

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