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  • Betterby Atul Gawande

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 11.20

    The New York Times bestselling author of Complications examines, in riveting accounts of medical failure and triumph, how success is achieved in a complex and risk-filled profession The struggle to perform well is universal: each one of us faces fatigue, limited resources, and imperfect abilities in whatever we do. But nowhere is this drive... more...

  • Transforming Health Careby Charles Kenney

    CRC Press 2012; US$ 45.95

    For decades, the manufacturing industry has employed the Toyota Production System — the most powerful production method in the world — to reduce waste, improve quality, reduce defects and increase worker productivity. In 2001, Virginia Mason Medical Center, an integrated healthcare delivery system in Seattle, Washington set out to achieve its compelling... more...

  • Catastrophic Careby David Goldhill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A visionary investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding coverage will actually make things worse, and how our health care can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system. In 2007, David Goldhill’s father died from infections acquired in a hospital, one of more than... more...

  • Health Measurement Scalesby David L. Streiner; Geoffrey R. Norman; John Cairney

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 54.99

    A new edition of this practical guide for clinicians who are developing tools to measure subjective states, attitudes, or non-tangible outcomes in their patients, suitable for those who have no knowledge of statistics. more...

  • Mountains Beyond Mountainsby Tracy Kidder

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 17.00

    Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the bestsellers The Soul of a New Machine , House , Among Schoolchildren , and Home Town . He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the “master of the non-fiction narrative.” This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells... more...

  • Weighing Inby Julie Guthman

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Weighing In takes on the "obesity epidemic," challenging many widely held assumptions about its causes and consequences. Julie Guthman examines fatness and its relationship to health outcomes to ask if our efforts to prevent "obesity" are sensible, efficacious, or ethical. She also focuses the lens of obesity on the broader food system to understand... more...

  • Key Policy Issues in Long Term Careby J Brodsky; M Hirschfeld; J Habib

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 40.50

    Demographic and epidemiological transitions will result in dramatic changes in the health needs of the world's populations. Everywhere, there is a steep increase in the need for long-term care (LTC). These trends reflect two interrelated processes. One is the growth in factors that increase the prevalence of long-term disability in the population.... more...

  • Evidence-based Health Communicationby Brian Brown; Paul Crawford; Ronald Carter

    McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 51.00

    Provides a review of the field of health communication and the kinds of evidence that have been collected concerning effective communication. This book also critically evaluates the kinds of training health professionals receive in communication skills and examines its relatively limited role in the curriculum. more...

  • Caring for People with Chronic Conditionsby Ellen Nolte; Martin McKee

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 55.00

    The complex nature of many chronic diseases, which affect people many different ways, requires a multifaceted response that will meet the needs of the individual patient. Yet while everyone agrees that the traditional relationship between an individual patient and a single doctor is inappropriate, there is much less agreement about what should replace... more...

  • Beyond Survivalby Cristian C. Baeza

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    Beyond Survival breaks new ground in the ongoing debate about health finance and financial protection from the costs of health care. The evidence and discussion support the need to consider financial protection, in addition to health status, as a policy objective when setting priorities for health systems. This book reviews the Latin American experience... more...