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The best practice : how the new quality movement is transforming medicine

Author: Charles Kenney
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Americans have always thought their healthcare system was the best in the world. But starting in the late 1990s, shocking reports emerged that showed this was far from the truth. Treatment-related deaths or complications were found to be the fifth leading cause of death for Americans, and hundreds of thousands of patients were being harmed by botched medical procedures. Spurred by the quality crisis, a group of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Kenney
ISBN: 9781586486198 1586486195
OCLC Number: 209637748
Description: xii, 315 pages : portrait ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: Call to Action / Cleve L. Killingsworth --
Introduction: Betsy Lehman --
Early history of the New Quality Movement --
The birth of IHI --
The Annenberg Conference on Error --
To err is human --
First, do no harm --
The Cincinnati children's triumvirate: Uma Kotagal, Jim Anderson, Lee Carter --
Virginia Mason Medical Center and the Toyota Production System --
Josie King --
The learning journey of Jönköping County, Sweden --
Kaiser Permanente and the future of health care --
The Holy Grail.
Responsibility: Charles Kenney.

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