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Improving clinical practice : total quality management and the physician

Author: David Blumenthal; Ann Scheck McAlearney
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Improving Clinical Practice describes the diverse scientific methodologies that TQM employs, details practical applications of TQM as used in a number of clinical settings, and outlines the opportunities and challenges facing health care professionals who apply the principles of TQM. Written by the leading practitioners in the field, Improving Clinical Practice includes information on methods that provide health  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Blumenthal; Ann Scheck McAlearney
ISBN: 0787900931 9780787900939
OCLC Number: 31938773
Description: xxix, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Concepts. Improving as science / Donald M. Berwick --
Applying industrial quality management science to physicians' clinical decisions / David Blumenthal --
Continuous quality improvement and the physician: building bridges with outcomes research / Sheldon Greenfield --
Industrial quality management science and outcomes research: responses to unwanted variation in health outcomes and decisions / Albert G. Mulley Part Two: Applications. Applying the statistical methods of continuous quality improvement to primary care: hypertension / Duncan Neuhauser [and others] --
Blood pressure variability: beyond the state of the art / Glenn L. Laffel --
What is TURP? Controlling variation in the performance of clinical processes / Brent C. James Part Three: policy and management. Physician involvement in quality improvement: issues, challenges, and recommendations / Stephen M. Shortell [and others] --
Involving physicians in total quality management: results of a study / David Blumenthal and Jennifer N. Edwards --
Policy challenges in promoting quality improvement / John R. Ball and David Blumenthal --
Perspectives and possibilities / David Blumenthal.
Responsibility: David Blumenthal, Ann C. Scheck, editors.

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The diverse scientific methodologies that Total Quality Management employs are explained in this work. The practical applications of TQM as used in a number of clinical settings are outlined, as are  Read more...

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"Health system leaders, medical directors, quality managers, and clinicians--anyone struggling with how to apply Continuous Quality improvement (CQI) to clinical medicine--should read this book." Read more...

 
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