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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The New Health Policyby Robin Gauld

    McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 47.00

    Analyzes the issues that form the nucleus of the 'new health policy' agenda. This book offers a comprehensive picture of the health policy challenges facing contemporary developed world health systems, as well as the strategies for tackling these. It is suitable for students of health policy and health care. more...

  • Tracking Medicineby John E. Wennberg

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 32.99

    Written by a groundbreaking figure of modern medical study, Tracking Medicine is an eye-opening introduction to the science of health care delivery, as well as a powerful argument for its relevance in shaping the future of our country. An indispensable resource for those involved in public health and health policy, this book is also a useful tool... more...

  • Living with Alzheimer's and Other Dementiasby Kylie Ladd Rand

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 9.99

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  • The Human Resources for Health Crisis in Zambiaby Christopher Herbst; Monique Vledder; Karen Campbell; Mirja Sj Blom; Agnes Soucat

    World Bank Publications 2011; US$ 9.99

    The Human Resources for Health Crisis in Zambia' is part of the World Bank Working Paper series. These papers are published to communicate the results of the Bank?s ongoing research and to stimulate public discussion.Despite reporting some health gains since the 1990s, health outcomes remain poor in Zambia and it will be very challenging to achieve... more...