Promising Care How We Can Rescue Health Care by Improving It
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The Moral Test: Rescuing Health Care By Improving It collects 16 speeches given over a period of 10 years by Donald M. Berwick, an international champion of health care improvement. Each speech is paired with a brief commentary by a prominent figure in health care, policy, or politics who has a unique connection to that particular speech, including Tom Daschle, Paul Batalden and Lord Nigel Crisp. These commentaries look back on how it felt to hear the speech in the context in which it was delivered, and assess its relevance in today's context. The introduction is by Maureen Bisognano, CEO of Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and author of her own bestseller, Pursuing the Triple Aim . The book takes its title from Berwick's presentation before the National Forum in December 2011, delivered shortly after his resignation as administrator of CMS in the face of Republican opposition. After reflecting on the fatuous charge of "rationing" which helped undo his nomination, Berwick charges that the current system already rations based on insurance status and wealth, He goes on: "And that brings me to the opportunity we now have and a duty. A moral duty: to rescue American health care the only way it can be rescued - by improving it." To spur use and adoption by groups and organizations, each speech is followed by a list of additional reading and resources. There is also a "Discussion Guide" for each speech, including questions to spur discussion about how the speech applies to the reader's own improvement journey; how to leverage the thinking and apply it; and suggested activities. Praise for Curing Health Care: "The book is an easy and affirming read for anyone who is familiar with and has used the TQM teachings of Dr. Joseph M. Juran and Dr. W. Edwards Deming and would be a simple and informative introduction to the concepts for anyone who has been hearing about TQM but has no idea what it is all about and wants to know more." -- Permanent Fixes (blog) "Donald Berwick is the most clearly heard evangelist of applying industrial methods of continous quality improvement in health care." -- Annals of Internal Medicine Praice for Escape Fire: "With an effective blend of common sense, real-life stories, persuasive metaphors, and out-of-the-box thinking, Dr. Berwick's presentations make for fascinating reading for anyone interested in improving America's $1.7 trillion health care system." -- Piper Report "With an effective blend of common sense, real-life stories, persuasive metaphors, and out-of-the-box thinking, Dr. Berwick's presentations make for fascinating reading for anyone interested in improving America's $1.7 trillion health care system. Anyone interested in change in the healthcare system would enjoy this book. In degree programs, the various speeches would be useful for discussion in a health policy readings course." --The Annals of Pharmacotherapy
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Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/25/2013
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.29" long x 1.06" tall