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Health Care Delivery

  • Human Factors Challenges in Emergency Managementby Christine Owen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The fire and emergency services is a particularly large industry - in Australia alone it employs 250,000 personnel - yet there is very little by way of published human factors books addressing this sector directly. This book provides an overview of state-of-the-art research that has been conducted within Australia, funded by the Bushfire Cooperative... more...

  • Introduction to Public Healthby Raymond L. Goldsteen; Karen Goldsteen; Terry Dwelle

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 70.00

    The only public health text to incorporate new Affordable Care Act legislation. Praise for the first edition:. "More than just another preliminary textbook, this comprehensive introduction for those who are new to the field of public health weaves together its values, goals, and practices into a lucid introductory text.". —Sally Guttmacher... more...

  • Selling Our Soulsby Adam Dalton Reich

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Health care costs make up nearly a fifth of U.S. gross domestic product, but health care is a peculiar thing to buy and sell. Both a scarce resource and a basic need, it involves physical and emotional vulnerability and at the same time it operates as big business. Patients have little choice but to trust those who provide them care, but even those... more...

  • Preventing Medical Device Recallsby Dev Raheja

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    A critical and often overlooked aspect of preventing medical device recalls is the ability to implement systems thinking. Although systems thinking won?t prevent every mistake, it remains one of the most effective tools for evaluating hidden risks and discovering robust solutions for eliminating those risks. Based on the author?s extensive experience... more...

  • Health Policies, Health Politicsby Daniel M. Fox

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.00

    Drawing on a wide range of sources, from popular literature, movies, and television drama to government and institutional documents, this book reveals similarities in the presumptions underlying British and American health policies, while also exploring the distinctive way in which policy was shaped by political culture, class relationships, and economic... more...

  • Doctors and Medicine in Early Renaissance Florenceby Katharine Park

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Katharine Park has written a social, intellectual, and institutional history of medicine in Florence during the century after the Black Death of 1348. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton... more...

  • A Once Charitable Enterpriseby David Rosner

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.50

    This work, examines the transformation of American hospitals from a series of community- based charitable institutions into the large, bureaucratic system that existed by the end of the Progressive era. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... 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...

  • Patient Safetyby Lorri Zipperer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer provides background on the patient safety movement, systems safety, human error and other key philosophies that support change and innovation in the reduction of medical error. The book draws from multidisciplinary areas within the acute care environment to share models to... 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...