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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The US Nursing Home Industryby Robert A Giacalone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    An in-depth analysis of the nursing home industry in America -- its past, present, and future. It focuses on the business aspects of the industry, and provides a detailed examination of the main issues concerning all nursing homes -- trends in health care expenditures; the legislative history of the industry; growing demand for care and how to measure... more...

  • Innovations in Healthcare Managementby Vijai Kumar Singh; Paul Lillrank

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 59.95

    Introduction; V. K. Singh and Paul Lillrank Global Trends in Health-System Innovation; Anne Snowdon, Karin Schnarr, and Charles Alessi Learning from Industry: Innovating in Health-Care Operation; Paul Lillrank Lean and Innovation: "The Two Responsibilities"; Marc S. Hafer, John Gallagher, and Adam Ward Cultivating an Innovative Culture through... more...

  • The Health Improvement Profileby Sheila Hardy

    M&K Update Ltd 2015; US$ 11.99

    This practical guide, written by experts in mental health nursing, is designed to support healthcare practitioners in checking the physical health of people with severe mental illness (SMI).As life expectancy is reduced by 12 to 19 years in people with SMI, this patient group should receive a physical health check at least once a year. Yet many mental... more...

  • SAFER Electronic Health Recordsby Dean F. Sittig; Hardeep Singh

    Apple Academic Press 2015; US$ 129.95

    This important volume provide a one-stop resource on the SAFER Guides along with the guides themselves and information on their use, development, and evaluation. The Safety Assurance Factors for EHR Resilience (SAFER) guides, developed by the editors of this book, identify recommended practices to optimize the safety and safe use of electronic health... 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$ 70.00

    "Getting to Great meets to any health system's need for a systematic road map to high performing governance. This is a handbook for leaders who are not willing to settle for anything less than excellence in their boardroom." --Knox Singleton, president and CEO, and Richard M. Knapp, chairman of the Board of Trustees, INOVA Health System, Falls... more...