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Promising Care: How We Can Rescue Health Care by Improving It / Edition 1

Promising Care: How We Can Rescue Health Care by Improving It / Edition 1

by Donald M. Berwick


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118795880
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/04/2013
Series: Jossey-Bass Public Health Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP, is president emeritusand senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement(IHI), an organization that he cofounded and led for eighteenyears. He is one of the nation's leading authorities on health carequality and improvement. In July 2010, President Obama appointedDr. Berwick to the position of administrator of the Centers forMedicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which he held untilDecember 2011. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick has servedas clinical professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Policy at theHarvard Medical School, professor of Health Policy and Managementat the Harvard School of Public Health, and a member of the staffsof Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, andBrigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Berwick is the author ofEscape Fire and coauthor of the books, Curing HealthCare and New Rules, also available from Jossey-Bass.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

The Author xv

The Commentary Authors xvii

Introduction by Maureen Bisognano xxvii

1 My Right Knee 1

Commentary by Gary S. Kaplan

2 Some Is Not a Number, Soon Is Not a Time 25

Commentary by C. Joseph McCannon

3 Power 45

Commentary by Dale Ann Micalizzi

4 Mont Sainte-Victoire 67

Commentary by Jason Leitch

5 A Message for Ramesh 89

Commentary by Paul Farmer

6 Eating Soup with a Fork 101

Commentary by Paul B. Batalden

7 What “Patient-Centered” Should Mean:Confessions of an Extremist 123

Commentary by Frederick S. Southwick

8 Tense 137

Commentary by Jessica Berwick

9 A Transatlantic Review of the NHS at Sixty 155

Commentary by Lord Nigel Crisp

10 The Epitaph of Profession 165

Commentary by Christine K. Cassel

11 Squirrel 177

Commentary by Diana Chapman Walsh

12 You Decide 195

Commentary by Beverley H. Johnson

13 The Moral Test 205

Commentary by Tom Daschle

14 New Health System—New Professionalism 223

Commentary by James Reason

15 To Isaiah 235

Commentary by Mark D. Smith

16 And We Said, “No” 245

Commentary by Patricia A. Gabow

Index 267

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