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New rules : regulation, markets, and the quality of American health care /
Troyen A. Brennan, Donald M. Berwick.
imprint
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, c1996.
description
xi, 404 p.
ISBN
0787901490 (alk. paper)
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Book
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imprint
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass Publishers, c1996.
isbn
0787901490 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
1632345
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Health care regulation was designed to help guarantee appropriate standards of quality. Yet today regulation often seems to result in mindless bureaucracy or to actually impede positive change. New Rules tells the story of regulation in the health care industry and outlines how to convert regulation from a meaningless waste of resources into a system that truly can help practitioners provide better care.The authors outline the evolution of health care regulation over the last quarter century and examine the relationship between regulation and quality improvement. They show for instance, that while innovation in health care can achieve great leaps of improvement, regulations whose underlying motive is to preserve professional boundaries will be impediments to innovative new ways to meet the need for primary care and health information. And they offer fourteen of their own "prescriptions'' for changes in specific arenas of regulation, including: linking regulation explicitly to shared aims such as reducing the racial gap in infant mortality or reducing medication errors, establishing safe havens for major innovation, encouraging the progression of managed care, monitoring quaity for the impoverished, maintaining governmental support for community-based health improvement initiatives, and other bold recommAndations for change.New Rules is written for health care regulators, health care executives, scholars of public health, health care administration and public administration, and all those interested in the modern quality movement.
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"Brennen and Berwick's diagnosis and prescription for changes should be considered by every person who writes a rule, seeks compliance with a rule, or depAnds on a rule to obtain bood or better quality health care." --Paul Batalaen, M.D., director of Health Care Improvement Leadership Development, Dartmouth Medical School "In their timely, well-written and thought-provoking book New Rules: Regulation, Markets, and the Quality of American Health Care, Brennan and Berwick develop a framework and guidelines for considering the types of regulations that will best support improved health care delivery in the United States." --Michael Schwartz, International Journal for Quality in Health Care
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Summaries
Long Description
The authors of New Rules tell the story of regulation in the health care industry. They outline the evolution of health care regulation over the last quarter century, and describe ways to convert the system into one that can help practitioners provide better care. Finally, they offer helpful ?prescriptions? for change in specific arenas of regulation.
Main Description
New Rules tells the tale of the evolution of health care regulation over the last quarter century and examines the relationship between regulation and quality improvement. The authors outline ways to convert regulation from a meaningless waste of resources into a system that can truly help practitioners provide better care. And they offer bold recommAndations for change, with fourteen of their own prescriptions'' for specific arenas of regulation.
Table of Contents
The Role of Regulation
The Regulatory Landscape Through the Early 1970s
The History of Research on Health Care Quality
The Evolution of Health Care and Its Regulation
The Federalization of Health Care Oversight: Implications for Quality
Regulation and Quality Improvement in Health Care Today
Regulating for Improvement: A Prescription
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