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Tracking medicine : a researcher's quest to understand health care

Author: John E Wennberg
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wennberg, John E.
Tracking medicine.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John E Wennberg
ISBN: 9780199780242 0199780242
OCLC Number: 650317991
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Nursing/Health Science) 2010
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 319 pages)
Contents: In health care, geography is destiny --
The Vermont experience --
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 --
Understanding supply-sensitive care --
Chronic illness and practice variation --
Is more better? --
Are America's "best hospitals" really the best? --
Ten top reasons why we need reform the way we manage chronic illness --
Promoting organized care and reducing overuse --
Establishing informed patient choice as a standard of care --
Six ways to control cost, accelerate reform, and save the economy --
The challenge of unwarranted variation.
Responsibility: John E. Wennberg.

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