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

Author/Creator:
Wennberg, John E.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 319 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Outcome assessment (Medical care) -- United States.
Medicine, Comparative -- United States.
Regional medical programs -- United States.
Health care reform -- United States.
Medical subjects:
Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care -- United States.
Practice Patterns, Physicians' -- United States.
Health Care Reform -- United States.
Health Resources -- United States.
Health Services Accessibility -- United States.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780199731787 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0199731780 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
461256249
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