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Escape fire : designs for the future of health care

Author: Donald M Berwick; Institute for Healthcare Improvement. National Forum.
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Berwick collects a decade's worth of opening speeches delivered at the National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, an annual event of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, of which he is cofounder and president. He uses a range of metaphors to address questions of innovation, quality of care, and organizational structure and change (the title refers to a firefighter's burning a small patch of ground in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Collected Work
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald M Berwick; Institute for Healthcare Improvement. National Forum.
ISBN: 0787972177 9780787972172
OCLC Number: 53140015
Notes: Keynote speeches presented at the annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, 1992-2002.
Description: xxv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Kevin speaks --
Buckling down to change --
Quality comes home --
Run to space --
Sauerkraut, sobriety, and the spread of change --
Why the Vasa sank --
Eagles and weasels --
Escape fire --
Dirty words and magic spells --
Every single one --
Plenty.
Responsibility: Donald M. Berwick ; introduction by Frank Davidoff.
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Spanning a decade (1992-2002), these speeches echo the theme that our health care system needs fundamental change and a revolutionary new design. Throughout the book, Berwick identifies innovations  Read more...

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