Tracking Medicine: A Researcher's Quest to Understand Health Care

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Oxford University Press, Aug 26, 2010 - Medical - 344 pages
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 uses Dr. Wennberg's pioneering research to provide a framework for understanding the health care crisis; and outlines a roadmap for real change in the future. It is also a useful tool for anyone interested in understanding and forming their own opinion on the current debate.
 

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Contents

SURGICAL VARIATION UNDERSTANDING PREFERENCESENSITIVE CARE
27
MEDICAL VARIATION UNDERSTANDING SUPPLYSENSITIVE CARE
115
PATHWAYS TO REFORM
207
Epilogue
265
Appendix on Methods
271
Glossary
283
Notes and References
287
Index
309
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John E. Wennberg, MD, MPH, is Peggy Y. Thomson Professor (Chair) in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences, and Founder and Director Emeritus of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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