Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care, 2nd Edition

Book description

The Paradox: Americans are not as healthy as people in dozens of comparable countries that spend 30 percent less on health care, and our medical marketplace overall is plagued by persistent problems of cost, quality, and access. Yet, the world’s best individual health systems are located in the U.S.—each a unique result of visionary leadership and private initiative, not government-driven health reform.

The Imperatives: Due to powerful new forces explained in this book, medical spending has stopped growing. Purchasers, payers, and patients are no longer willing or able to keep paying more. To stay in business and improve population health, providers and their business partners must eliminate the shameful waste generated by inefficient and ineffective production processes.

The Solution: Simply repairing or repealing the Affordable Care Act will not get us where we want to go. The fundamental roadblock is a wasteful system, not uninsured Americans. Reform needs to be immediately redirected to creating the best health care system that 17 percent of GDP can buy. Money saved by taking the new path to reform can then be used to improve population health through access for all. Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care is the roadmap for getting there.

  • Supplies updated perspectives on health care’s problems and solutions
  • Details the reasons why government-driven reform does not solve problems
  • Provides a justification for regulatory relief tied to performance improvement
  • Suggests specific new policies for a better approach to desired outcomes
  • Presents content written expressly for busy executives and policy makers

Table of contents

  1. Front Cover (1/2)
  2. Front Cover (2/2)
  3. Contents
  4. Chapter 1: Introduction: The Paradox (1/2)
  5. Chapter 1: Introduction: The Paradox (2/2)
  6. Chapter 2: The Economic Challenge: Chaos (1/5)
  7. Chapter 2: The Economic Challenge: Chaos (2/5)
  8. Chapter 2: The Economic Challenge: Chaos (3/5)
  9. Chapter 2: The Economic Challenge: Chaos (4/5)
  10. Chapter 2: The Economic Challenge: Chaos (5/5)
  11. Chapter 3: The Economic Imperative: Efficiency (Cost) (1/5)
  12. Chapter 3: The Economic Imperative: Efficiency (Cost) (2/5)
  13. Chapter 3: The Economic Imperative: Efficiency (Cost) (3/5)
  14. Chapter 3: The Economic Imperative: Efficiency (Cost) (4/5)
  15. Chapter 3: The Economic Imperative: Efficiency (Cost) (5/5)
  16. Chapter 4: The Clinical Imperative: Effectiveness (Quality) (1/5)
  17. Chapter 4: The Clinical Imperative: Effectiveness (Quality) (2/5)
  18. Chapter 4: The Clinical Imperative: Effectiveness (Quality) (3/5)
  19. Chapter 4: The Clinical Imperative: Effectiveness (Quality) (4/5)
  20. Chapter 4: The Clinical Imperative: Effectiveness (Quality) (5/5)
  21. Chapter 5: Tools for Efficiency and Effectiveness (1/6)
  22. Chapter 5: Tools for Efficiency and Effectiveness (2/6)
  23. Chapter 5: Tools for Efficiency and Effectiveness (3/6)
  24. Chapter 5: Tools for Efficiency and Effectiveness (4/6)
  25. Chapter 5: Tools for Efficiency and Effectiveness (5/6)
  26. Chapter 5: Tools for Efficiency and Effectiveness (6/6)
  27. Chapter 6: Redirecting Reform: Strategic Recommendations (1/5)
  28. Chapter 6: Redirecting Reform: Strategic Recommendations (2/5)
  29. Chapter 6: Redirecting Reform: Strategic Recommendations (3/5)
  30. Chapter 6: Redirecting Reform: Strategic Recommendations (4/5)
  31. Chapter 6: Redirecting Reform: Strategic Recommendations (5/5)
  32. Chapter 7: Epilogue: Organizational Success Factors for Efficiency and Effectiveness (1/2)
  33. Chapter 7: Epilogue: Organizational Success Factors for Efficiency and Effectiveness (2/2)
  34. About the Author
  35. Back Cover

Product information

  • Title: Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care, 2nd Edition
  • Author(s): Jeffrey C. Bauer
  • Release date: August 2014
  • Publisher(s): Productivity Press
  • ISBN: 9781466593251