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  • The Fourth Trimesterby Susan Brink

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The first three months of a baby?s life is an outside-the-uterus period of intense development, a biological bridge from fetal life to preparation for the real world. The fourth trimester has more in common with the nine months that came before than with the lifetime that follows. This comprehensive, intimate, and much-needed "operating manual" for... more...

  • The Evolving Role of Emergency Departments in the United Statesby Kristy Gonzalez Morganti; Sebastian Bauhoff; Janice C. Blanchard; Mahshid Abir; Neema Iyer

    RAND Corporation 2013; US$ 9.95

    This report explores the evolving role that hospital emergency departments play in the U.S. health care system. EDs evaluate and manage complex and high-acuity patients, are the major point of entry to inpatient care, and serve as "the safety net of the safety net" for patients who cannot get care elsewhere. The report examines the role that EDs may... more...

  • Governing Public Hospitalsby B. R. Saltman

    World Health Organization 2011; US$ 60.00

    For hospital governance to be effective it must incorporate two powerful andwell-developed lines of health sector logic: on the one hand national healthpolicy and objectives; on the other operational hospital management. Onesphere is political the other is technical. One is subjective and value based theother is objective with performance that can... more...

  • Greening Health Careby Kathy Gerwig

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The relationship between hospitals and the environment is defined by a glaring contradiction: as health care facilities deliver care at any cost, their environmental footprint -- pollution, waste production, unsustainable food services -- contributes to harming community health. Greening Health Care examines the intersections of health care and environmental... more...

  • Healthcare Managementby Kieran Walshe; Judith Smith

    McGraw-Hill Education 2011; US$ 57.00

    Healthcare Management, second edition provides a comprehensive, research-based introduction to healthcare management. Designed for postgraduate students, healthcare professionals and practising managers, the book takes an international perspective and draws links between the theory and practice of healthcare management and how best practice might be... more...

  • Lean in Healthcareby Zoe Radnor; Suzanne Robinson; Helen Dickinson; Terry Sloan; Anneke Fitzgerald

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 199.00

    Continual pressures on healthcare budgets coupled with increasing demands and evidence of poor performance have led national and local healthcare organizations to look for methods to improve quality, safety and value in health service delivery. Increasingly this search for solutions has extended beyond the boundaries of healthcare practice to investigate... more...

  • Human Reliability and Error in Medical Systemby B. S. Dhillon

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2003; US$ 167.00

    Human reliability and error have become a very important issue in health care, owing to the vast number of associated deaths each year. For example, according to the findings of the Institute of Medicine in 1999, around 100000 Americans die each year because of human error. This makes human error in health care the eighth leading cause of deaths in... more...

  • Better for Lessby Anuthep Benja-Athon

    Muscle Joint Nerve 2002; US$ 35.95

    Patients, employers, companies and the government faces increasing healthcare and business costs, out-of-pocket expenses and premiums at alarming rates of about 15% - 27%. Facing the crisis, many Americans particularly seniors and the 41.2 million uninsured endure untold suffering, indignity, physical and psychological pain, drug overdose and a lowered... more...

  • Getting to Greatby Dennis D. Pointer; James E. Orlikoff

    Wiley 2002; US$ 68.00

    Dennis D. Pointer and James E. Orlikoff, two of the most experienced and highly regarded governance consultants in the country, have written a definitive guide for health care boards that want to maximize their performance and help their organizations reach full potential. Getting to Great presents a set of easily applied principles and best practices... more...

  • The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizationsby John P. Glaser

    Wiley 2004; US$ 80.00

    This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of The Strategic Application of Information Technology in Health Care Organizations offers health care executives and managers a balanced analysis of health care information systems. Written by John Glaser-a renowned expert in the field of health care information technology-this important resource... more...