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Improving Patient Care: The Implementation of Change in Health Care
     

Improving Patient Care: The Implementation of Change in Health Care

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by Richard Grol, Michel Wensing, Martin Eccles, David Davis
 

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As innovations are constantly being developed within health care, it can be difficult both to select appropriate new practices and technologies and to successfully adopt them within complex organizations. It is necessary to understand the consequences of introducing change, how to best implement new procedures and techniques, how to evaluate success and to improve

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As innovations are constantly being developed within health care, it can be difficult both to select appropriate new practices and technologies and to successfully adopt them within complex organizations. It is necessary to understand the consequences of introducing change, how to best implement new procedures and techniques, how to evaluate success and to improve the quality of patient care. This comprehensive guide allows you to do just that.

 Improving Patient Care, 2nd edition provides a structure for professionals and change agents to implement better practices in health care. It helps health professionals, managers, policy makers and researchers to assess new techniques and select and implement change in their organizations. This new edition includes recent evidence and further coverage on patient safety and patient centred strategies for change.  

 Written by an international expert author team, Improving Patient Care is an established standard text for postgraduate students of health policy, health services and health management. The strong author team are global professors involved in managing research and development in the field of quality improvement, evidence-based practice and guidelines, quality assessment and indicators to improve patient outcomes through receiving appropriate healthcare.

Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This book focuses on how to change the culture of delivering healthcare to a large population. A previous edition was published in 2005.
Purpose: The purpose is to serve as a guide for change, discussing how to implement new methods, procedures, and guidelines, understanding the target group and how to involve them, having a planned change strategy, and continually evaluating. These are worthy goals and the authors are some of the thought leaders in healthcare administration.
Audience: Every healthcare administrator can find something of interest in this book. The authors are from all corners of the world, which adds many dimensions as well as limitations, as the current focus in the U.S. is on how to implement the Affordable Care Act.
Features: Change is the focus of the first sections, while the second section addresses some tools for change, i.e., what makes for a successful intervention and the use of guidelines as a tool for change. Subsequent sections cover assessment of performance, problem analysis, strategies for change, and organization and evaluation. The book's one shortcoming is that it stays with the high-altitude view and does not address the Affordable Care Act questions. This is a great book for teaching an academic course on implementing change. For advancing the discussion of how to implement a major policy change for a large population, it lacks practicality.
Assessment: This book collects a tremendous comprehensive body of theory for implementing change, and is best suited for an academic setting.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118525999
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/18/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
417,674
File size:
4 MB

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Richard Grol, Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, The Netherlands
Michel Wensing, Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare, The Netherlands
Martin Eccles, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
David Davis, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington DC, USA, Washington DC, USA, USA

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