Managing a Health Care Alliance: Improving Community Cancer Care

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Arnold D. Kaluzny, Richard B. Warnecke
Jossey-Bass Publishers, Jan 1, 1996 - Medical - 241 pages
Managing a Health Care Alliance describes the formation of new organizational alliances dedicated to ensuring state-of-the-art health care within local communities. The book is based on the results of the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP) - a groundbreaking study that linked fifty-two communities with major research centers. The program offers compelling evidence of the effectiveness of joining clinical research facilities and community providers. As the study demonstrates, the research centers benefit from the pool of diverse participants in clinical trials and the communities have access to state-of-the-art care. Using CCOP as an example, the authors show how to meet the challenge of providing quality health services in other arenas by creating new organizational models - working alliances between public and private participants. Written for health care managers, policy makers, and health service researchers, Managing a Health Care Alliance provides a detailed analysis of a pioneering study that offers a perspective on how alliance-type structures can meet the challenge of ensuring communities state-of-the-art health care.

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Reaching Beyond Boundaries
Clinical Networks as Alliance Structures
Linking Communities

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About the author (1996)

Kaluzny is a Professor of Health Policy and Administration, School of Public Health, a Senior Research Fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Heatlh Services Research, and a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Warnecke is a Professor of Epidemiology, Sociology and Public Administration, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also the Director of the Helth Policy Center and Associate Director for Cancer Control and Education at the Cancer Center.

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