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Health Care Delivery

  • Politics, Power and Policy Making: Case of Health Care Reform in the 1990sby Mark E Rushefsky; Kant Patel

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Tracking the issues of healthcare reform through the tumultous 1990s, this work opens a window on the changing dynamics of American politics from the Clinton inauguration in January 1993 through the Republican revolution of 1995 and the 1996 presidential race. more...

  • Healthy, Wealthy or Wise?: Issues in American Health Care Policyby David W Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    This book focuses on the problems in America's health care system that have developed over the past 30 years and that will be with us for the next 30 years. It goes beyond mind-numbing quantitative data to probe the underlying causes of the nation's difficulties. Three broad questions are addressed: Why are health care costs in the United States higher... more...

  • The Politics of Sin: Drugs, Alcohol and Public Policyby Kenneth J. Meier

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    This work demonstrates the value of a multi-method approach to public policy analysis, arguing that descriptive historical studies, quantitative historical studies and cross-sectional quantitative studies are essentially compatible. more...

  • Bioscience - Lost in Translation?by Richard Barker

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    Examines the global issue of biomedical research increasingly failing to deliver patient benefits and health system improvement. The book highlights the problem and its consequences, and analyses the underlying causative factors and provides powerful prescriptions for change to close the 'innovation gap'. more...

  • Promoting Health in Aotearoa NZby Louise Signal; Mihi Ratima

    Otago University Press 2016; US$ 14.99

    Promoting Health in Aotearoa New Zealand is the first comprehensive text on health promotion in New Zealand. Primarily written for students, practitioners and policy makers in the health sector, it will be of interest also to those promoting health in Maori, Pacific Island and other NGOs and to those in government agencies. This book will also have... more...

  • Andy & Me and the Hospitalby Pascal Dennis

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Based on the author's years of experience working with Toyota?s master teachers and with companies in the midst of great change, this book follows the story established in the Shingo Prize-winning book, Andy & Me: Crisis & Transformation on the Lean Journey. In a cool and readable style, Andy & Me and the Hospital: Further Adventures on the Lean... more...

  • Lean Daily Management for Healthcareby Brad White

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    You likely don?t need any more tools, programs, or workshops to improve your hospital. What you need is a simple and consistent approach to manage problem-solving. Filling this need, this book presents a Lean management system that can help break down barriers between staff, directors, and administration and empower front-line staff to resolve their... more...

  • Participatory Healthcareby Jan Oldenburg; Mary P. Griskewicz

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    This book is written through the lens of patients, caregivers, healthcare representatives and families, highlighting new models of interaction between providers and patients and what people would like in their healthcae experience. It will envision a new kind of healthcare system that recommends on how/why providers must connect to patients and families... more...

  • Lean Daily Management for Healthcare Field Bookby Gerard A. Berlanga; Brock C. Husby

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 49.95

    This book gives healthcare leaders a practical guide to implementing the 4 key components of lean daily management system - 1. LDM boards; 2. Leadership rounds 3. Leader daily disciplines and 4. Lean projects. Although lean is not new to healthcare, effective LDM is just now taking hold with the best lean healthcare organizations in the U.S. and Canada.... more...

  • Rethinking Lean in Healthcareby Thomas G. Zidel

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    This book deals with a hospital's struggle to secure and maintain financial stability. In the story, the leadership team of a fictional hospital adopts the tools and principles associated with the Toyota Production System or Lean. The story takes the reader through leadership's arduous journey from rejecting the methodology to embracing it, to successful... more...