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Tracking medicine : a researcher's quest to understand health care / John E. Wennberg.

Author:
Wennberg, John E. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description:
xix, 319 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 to reform the way we manage chronic illness -- Promoting organized care and reducing overuse -- Establishing shared decision making and informed patient choice -- Six ways to control costs, and accelerate health care reform -- The challenge of practice variations.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780199731787 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • 0199731780 (hardcover : alk. paper)
LCCN:
2009045161
OCLC:
461256249
RCP:
C - S