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Redefining German health care : moving to a value-based system

Redefining German health care : moving to a value-based system

Author: Michael E Porter; Clemens Guth
Publisher: Heidelberg : Springer, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
The German health care system is on a collision course with budget realities. Costs are high and rising, and quality problems are becoming ever more apparent. Decades of reforms have produced little change to these troubling trends. Why has Germany failed to solve these cost and quality problems? The reason is that Germany has not set value for patients as the overarching goal, defined as the patient health outcomes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Porter, Michael E., 1947-
Redefining German health care.
Heidelberg : Springer, ©2012
(DLC) 2011944654
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael E Porter; Clemens Guth
ISBN: 9783642108266 3642108261 9786613573285 6613573280 1280395362 9781280395369
OCLC Number: 809165930
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 303 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Contents: Introduction --
Defining the Problem --
Guiding Principles of a Value-Based Health Care System --
The German Health Care System: Overview and Historical Development --
Health Insurance in Germany --
Health Care Providers --
Overall Assessment of German Health Care Providers --
The Role of Health Plans, Employers, and Patients in Health Care Delivery --
Measuring the Results of Care --
Creating a High-Value German Health Care System: Overall Assessment and Recommendations.
Responsibility: Michael E. Porter, Clemens Guth.


Lays out an action agenda to move Germany to a high value system that include: care must be reorganized around patients and their medical conditions, providers must compete around the outcomes they  Read more...


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We must thank the authors of Redefining German Health Care for changing the language of the current health care debate. Their book makes a passionate argument for moving the health care discussion Read more...

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