The Resource The quality imperative : measurement and management of quality in healthcare, editors John R. Kimberly, Etienne Minvielle

The quality imperative : measurement and management of quality in healthcare, editors John R. Kimberly, Etienne Minvielle

Label
The quality imperative : measurement and management of quality in healthcare
Title
The quality imperative
Title remainder
measurement and management of quality in healthcare
Statement of responsibility
editors John R. Kimberly, Etienne Minvielle
Title variation
Quality imperative
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Efforts to reform healthcare systems around the globe are proliferating rapidly. No country is immune from the two fundamental pressures that are driving change: cost and access. Every system is experimenting with measures designed to contain costs while simultaneously trying to determine how best to resolve the question of who should be eligible for what services under what conditions. In the midst of these experiments, serious concerns about quality are being raised. Are efforts to contain costs leading to practices which have a detrimental impact on quality? What, in fact, is "quality" in the world of healthcare? How should it be measured? And how can it be improved? These questions are on the cutting edge of debates about the management of healthcare in the future. This book examines these questions in detail by combining chapters outlining the basic issues with others describing state-of-the-art efforts to measure and manage quality more effectively
Cataloging source
XDHM
Dewey number
  • 362.1/068
  • 362.1/068/5
  • 362.1068
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA971
LC item number
.Q34 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The quality imperative : measurement and management of quality in healthcare, editors John R. Kimberly, Etienne Minvielle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references and index
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  • net
Contents
1. Introduction: the quality imperative: origins and challenges -- Part I. Perspectives: 2. Information systems and quality in health care; 3. Quality management in French hospitals: from implicit concern to radical change -- Part II. Practices: 4. Coordination and patient care outcomes; 5. Implementing continuous quality improvement; 6. Evaluation units in French hospitals: experiences and limitations; 7. Quality management at the University of Pennsylvania Health System -- Part III. Potential: 8. Evaluating quality outcomes against best practice: a new frontier; 9. Rethinking quality: complexity and context in health care; 10. The quality imperative: lessons and potential
Control code
000021318012
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 214 p.
Isbn
9781860941733
Lccn
99088946
Other physical details
ill.
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.b22211809
System control number
ebl21318012

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