Restructuring Health Care: The Patient-Focused Paradigm / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$63.57
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 97%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (31) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $6.70   
  • Used (26) from $1.99   

Overview

A Patient-Focused Paradigm

Brilliant and timely, thoughtful and practical. Regradless of the final shape of health care reform in the U.S., the patient-focused idea can and must be implemented. Bravo!
—Tom Peters, coauthor of In Search of Excellence and author of Liberation Management

This in-depth book offers advice on how health care operations can shift from hierarchical organization structures to patient-focused approaches. Uses a wealth of examples to illustrate the challenges faced by organizations that have undertaken this type of restructuring.

Describes concepts of implementing restructuring efforts, presents case studies from other industries, etc.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555425944
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/5/1993
  • Series: Health Series
  • Edition description: 1st
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

J. PHILIP LATHROP is a vice president in the Chicago office of Booz**Allen Health Care, Inc. In his seventeen years with the firm, he has led a broad range of consulting engagements for top management of many of the country's leading hospitals, HMOs, proprietary chains, and professional associations. During the past five years, he has devoted nearly all of his time helping clients develop and implement patient-focused care.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
The Author
Introduction 1
1 What's the Big Problem? 4
2 The Nature of Structural Change 22
3 Compartmentalization and Its Discontents: High Cost and Poor Service 45
4 Patient Focus Begins with Demand 67
5 The Structure of a New Paradigm 89
6 Patient Aggregation: From Nursing Units to Patient Care Centers 110
7 Initial Deployment Decisions 134
8 Enablers for Change 158
9 Does It Work? 182
Epilogue: The Patient-Focused Enterprise 205
Recommended Readings 211
Index 215
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)