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Optimizing Health

Improving the Value of Healthcare Delivery

Optimizing Health by Franz Porzsolt
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As health care costs soar, there is increasing interest in examining what society and, particularly, patients receive in return for these expenditures. "Optimizing Health" brings together the best thinking from both sides of the Atlantic to explore these issues. It employs disciplinary perspectives from economics, ethics, philosophy, psychology, clinical practice, and epidemiology to explore various ways that value for patients have and can be determined. It concludes with a discussion of changes required in practice, research, and health care systems to maximize the outcomes received from the provision of medical care services from the patient's perspective. The first section of the book provides theoretical perspectives from economics and systems thinking that help us to focus on how one might determine the value of medical care for patients. The next section considers the ethical and philosophical dilemmas that face developed countries in distributing medical care. How is justice served and evidence-based medicine employed to increase the value of medical care for patients?
Springer; July 2007
332 pages; ISBN 9780387339214
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Title: Optimizing Health
Author: Franz Porzsolt; Robert M. Kaplan
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