Great Health Care

Making It Happen

Editors: Harrington, J., Newman, Eric D. (Eds.)

  • Essential reading for all physicians and health systems managers
  • Provides prescriptive advice on how health care can be delivered dependably and at the lowest possible cost
  • Provides models from health care systems which have successfully implemented these positive changes
  • Illustrates efficient practice strategies for the treatment of resource draining chronic diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, obesity, and congestive heart failure
  • A call to arms that will transform how health care is delivered
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About this book

Great Health Care is enlightening and entertaining.  It’s a must read for physicians, patients, health policymakers and administrators, and the interested public---anyone who wants to understand what great health care is, and how we might build it together. 
 
The authors share their stories and motivations and the methods they have used to transform care for their own patients within their own practices and health systems. They thoughtfully explore how we got into this mess, how we can get out of it, and the barriers to making it happen.

“It is not only the impact of chronic diseases on our health and economy that draws us to this subject.  It is the intriguing and rewarding potential for improving the status quo through redesigning how chronic disease care is provided and paid for.”  (Timothy Harrington, MD)

"You can't do things differently until you see things differently." (Eric Newman, MD)

“We start people on the road to recovery, but the 12 weeks of cardiac rehabilitation is just the warm-up period. The really important part is what happens afterward.” (Richard Lueker, MD, Beth McCormick, MS)

“We believe the extra-ordinary efforts of our program coordinators are key to our clients’ wellbeing and our unusually low readmission rate.” (Kathi Farrell, RN, BSN, PHN, Kathleen Sullivan, RN, MSN)

“In real life, we are not usually given the chance to have a do-over.  But we are given the chance to continuously improve.  With the right skill sets, and the right partners, we can transform.”  (Eric Newman, MD)

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book tackles the complex problems of chronic disease care and healthcare delivery system failures. … Health professionals, consumers, and policy makers are the intended audience, but the book also can be used by students in the health professions, health policy, or public policy. … Notable features of the book are the colorful graphs and the human interest stories that illustrate the most salient points. … This is a good addition to an ever-growing body of literature.” (Carole Ann Kenner, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2012)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Why Chronic Diseases?

    Harrington, J. Timothy

    Pages 3-7

  • How Has the US Health System Evolved?

    Harrington, J. Timothy

    Pages 9-16

  • Why Has the US Health System Become What It Is?

    Harrington, J. Timothy

    Pages 17-24

  • Making Chronic Disease Care Great

    Harrington, J. Timothy

    Pages 25-28

  • Building Systems of Care

    Newman, Eric D.

    Pages 31-38

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1198-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1197-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Great Health Care
Book Subtitle
Making It Happen
Editors
  • J. Harrington
  • Eric D. Newman
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1198-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1198-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1197-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 258
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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