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Health Care Delivery

  • Saving Livesby Sandy Summers; Harry Jacobs Summers

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 18.95

    For millions of people worldwide, nurses are the difference between life and death, self-sufficiency and dependency, hope and despair. But a lack of understanding of what nurses really do -- one perpetuated by popular media's portrayal of nurses as simplistic archetypes -- has devalued the profession and contributed to a global shortage that constitutes... more...

  • Paradox and Imperatives in Health Careby Jeffrey C. Bauer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Paradox: Americans are not as healthy as people in dozens of comparable countries that spend 30 percent less on health care, and our medical marketplace overall is plagued by persistent problems of cost, quality, and access. Yet, the world?s best individual health systems are located in the U.S.?each a unique result of visionary leadership and... more...

  • XL Loveby Sarah Varney

    Rodale 2014; US$ 20.99

    With two out of every three Americans overweight or obese, it’s all hands on deck--scientists are studying how excess fat changes physical and mental health, demographers are calculating how it’s shortening life spans, and economists are debating the impact it has on America’s productivity and global competitiveness. But how weight affects... more...

  • Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sectorby Olga Menoni; Natale Battevi; Silvia Cairoli

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    Hospital staff and caregivers are regularly exposed to biomechanical overload risk, particularly at spine and shoulder level?a risk factor that will continue to rise with the progressive aging of the population. Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients)... more...

  • Unmanageable Careby Jessica M. Mulligan

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In Unmanageable Care , anthropologist Jessica M. Mulligan goes to work at an HMO and records what it’s really like to manage care. Set at a health insurance company dubbed Acme, this book chronicles how the privatization of the health care system in Puerto Rico transformed the experience of accessing and providing care on the island. Through... more...

  • Managing eHealthby Magdalene Rosenmöller; Diane Whitehouse; Petra Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 115.00

    This book constitutes an excellent source of information for gaining a better understanding of information technologies in healthcare; for reviewing how healthcare will change as a consequence; and how to manage these changes in order to realise eHealth's full potential in creating value for patients, professionals and the system as a whole. more...

  • 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...

  • Safe Management of Wastes from Health-care Activitiesby Chartier Y.; Emmanuel J.; Pieper U.

    World Health Organization 2014; US$ 120.00

    This is the second edition of the World Health Organization (WHO) handbook on the safe sustainable and affordable management of health-care waste - commonly known as the Blue Book . The original Blue Book was a comprehensive publication used widely in health-care centres and government agencies to assist in the adoption of national guidance. It also... 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...

  • 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...