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Wennberg, John E
Tracking medicine : a researcher's quest to understand health care / John E. Wennberg
New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  R853.O87 W46 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Outcome assessment (Medical care) -- United States
Medicine, Comparative -- United States
Regional medical programs -- United States
Health care reform -- United States
Physical Description xix, 319 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-308) 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

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