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Tracking Medicine A Researcher's Quest to Understand Health Care

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ISBN-10: 0199731780

ISBN-13: 9780199731787

Edition: 2010

Authors: John E. Wennberg

List price: $33.95
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Written by a groundbreaking figure of modern medical study, Tracking Medicine is an eye-opening introduction to the science of health care delivery, as well as a powerful argument for its relevance in shaping the future of our country. An indispensable resource for those involved in public health and health policy, this book uses Dr. Wennberg's pioneering research to provide a framework for understanding the health care crisis; and outlines a roadmap for real change in the future. It is also a useful tool for anyone interested in understanding and forming their own opinion on the current debate.
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Book details

List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/26/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

An Introduction to the Problem of Unwarranted Variation
In Health Care, Geography Is Destiny
The Vermont Experience
Surgical Variation: Understanding Preference-Sensitive Care
Tonsillectomy and Medical Opinion
Interpreting the Pattern of Surgical Variation
Understanding the Market for Preference-Sensitive Surgery
Learning What Works and What Patients Want
The Birth and Near Death of Comparative Effectiveness Research
Medical Variation: Understanding Supply-Sensitive Care
Understanding Supply-Sensitive Care
Chronic Illness and Practice Variation
Is More Better?
Are �America's Best Hospitals� Really the Best?
The Top Ten Reasons Why We Need to Reform the Way We Manage Chronic Illness
Pathways to Reform
Promoting Organized Care and Reducing Overuse
Establishing Shared Decision Making and Informed Patient Choice
Five Ways to Control Costs and Accelerate Health Care Reform
The Challenge of Practice Variations
Epilogue (with Shannon Brownlee)
Appendix on Methods
Glossary
Notes and References
Index