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Author Wennberg, John E

Title Tracking medicine : a researcher's quest to understand health care / John E. Wennberg

Publ Info New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
 CCE Main Collection  R853.O87 W46 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  R853.O87 W46 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  R853 O87 W46 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xix, 319 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
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unmediated rdamedia
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents In health care, geography is destiny -- The Vermont experience -- Tonsillectomy and medical opinion -- Interpreting the pattern of surgical variation -- Understanding the market for preference-sensitive surgery -- Learning what works and what patients want -- The birth and near death of comparative effectiveness research -- Understanding supply-sensitive care -- Chronic illness and practice variation -- Is more better? -- Are America's "best hospitals" really the best? -- Ten top reasons why we need to reform the way we manage chronic illness -- Promoting organized care and reducing overuse -- Establishing shared decision making and informed patient choice -- Six ways to control costs, and accelerate health care reform -- The challenge of practice variations
LC subject Outcome assessment (Medical care) -- United States
Medicine, Comparative -- United States
Regional medical programs -- United States
Health care reform -- United States
Mesh Subject Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care) -- United States
Physician's Practice Patterns -- United States
Health Care Reform -- United States
Health Resources -- United States
Health Services Accessibility -- United States
ISBN 9780199731787 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0199731780 (hardcover : alk. paper)