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

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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.

The book contains no figures.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Brennen and Berwick's diagnosis and prescription for changesshould be considered by every person who writes a rule, seekscompliance with a rule, or depAnds on a rule to obtain bood orbetter quality health care." —Paul Batalaen, M.D., director ofHealth Care Improvement Leadership Development, Dartmouth MedicalSchool

"In their timely, well-written and thought-provoking book NewRules: Regulation, Markets, and the Quality of American HealthCare, Brennan and Berwick develop a framework and guidelines forconsidering the types of regulations that will best supportimproved health care delivery in the United States." —MichaelSchwartz, International Journal for Quality in Health Care

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787901493
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/2/1995
  • Series: Health Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

TROYEN A. BRENNAN is professor of Law and Public Health and professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He is the author of Just Doctoring: Medical Ethics in the Liberal State (1991). DONALD M. BERWICK is president and CEO of the Institute for Health Care Improvement in Boston. He is coauthor (with B. Godfrey and J. Roessner) of the best-selling Curing Health Care (Jossey-Bass, 1990).

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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 forQuality
6. Regulation and Quality Improvement in Health Care Today
7. Regulating for Improvement: A Prescription

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