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Health System Redesign

How to Make Health Care Person-Centered, Equitable, and Sustainable

Authors: Sturmberg, Joachim P.

  • Offers a practical approach to health system redesign
  • Ties together the competing threats of perspectives/needs of patients, providers, and policy makers
  • Discusses how a seamlessly integrated person-focused and equitable health system no longer is a "pipe dream"
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About this book

This forward-looking volume challenges professionals and interested lay readers to reconsider our ways of looking at health and wellness, illness and disease, and the goals of health/healthcare systems. Reframing health systems as complex adaptive systems, the book identifies health care as a central aspect of social care and security for all people, particularly the most vulnerable. From there, the author outlines necessary organizational, design, medical, and community steps toward building health systems that view and practice health care as a human right and can produce optimum care in the long term. And extensive illustrations display effective collaborative problem solving within these systems, in both intriguing theoretical models and the real world.

 

Highlights of the coverage:

 

·         Systems and complexity thinking in health and health care

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   Redesign based on “first principles”

·         Redesign from an organizational perspective

·         Working together effectively and efficiently to achieve a common purpose

·         Analyzing “the workings” of health systems as complex adaptive systems

·         Person-centered, equitable, and sustainable health systems: achieving the goal

 

Health System Redesign brings a voice and a vision to the most pressing problems in healthcare service delivery, and offers new goals and purpose to health policymakers, health financiers, organizational leaders, clinicians, and concerned members of the local community

About the authors

Joachim P. Sturmberg, MBBS, DORACOG, MFM, PhD, FRACGP, is conjoint associate professor of General Practice in the School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, at The University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia. He is a graduate of Lübeck Medical School in Germany, where he also completed his PhD. Since 1989, Sturmberg has worked in an urban group practice in the Central Coast of New South Wales. His research focuses on understanding the complex interconnected features of person-centered healthcare. Together with his collaborators, Sturmberg proposes that a truly functional health system ought to always focus on the needs of the person/patient across all domains affecting health -- local health delivery services, local and regional social and economic infrastructure and services, as well as in all portfolios at the national policy levels. These complex interdependent features of a person-centered healthcare system are described by the health vortex model. Sturmberg's current research focuses on operationalizing the health vortex model, integrating the physiology of health with health care delivery, the socioeconomic domains affecting health, and the impact of policy decisions on health and the healthcare system. 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • We Need a Systemic Approach for the Redesign of Health Systems

    Sturmberg, Joachim P.

    Pages 1-18

  • Complexity Sciences

    Sturmberg, Joachim P.

    Pages 21-44

  • Visualisation of Complex Adaptive Systems

    Sturmberg, Joachim P.

    Pages 45-51

  • Defining Health

    Sturmberg, Joachim P.

    Pages 53-69

  • A Complex Adaptive Health System Redesign Based on “First Principles”

    Sturmberg, Joachim P.

    Pages 75-96

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64605-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-64604-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health System Redesign
Book Subtitle
How to Make Health Care Person-Centered, Equitable, and Sustainable
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64605-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64605-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64604-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 297
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour
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