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The Resource Best care anywhere : why VA health care is better than yours, Phillip Longman

Best care anywhere : why VA health care is better than yours, Phillip Longman

Label
Best care anywhere : why VA health care is better than yours
Title
Best care anywhere
Title remainder
why VA health care is better than yours
Statement of responsibility
Phillip Longman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The long-maligned Veterans Health Administration has become the highest-quality healthcare provider in the United States. This encouraging change not only has benefited veterans but also provides a blueprint for salvaging America's own deeply troubled healthcare system. Best Care Anywhere shows how a government bureaucracy, working with little notice, is setting the standard for best practices and cost reduction while the private sector is lagging in both areas. Author Phillip Longman challenges conventional wisdom by explaining exactly how market forces work to lower quality and raise prices in the healthcare sector, and how U.S. medical practices have a weak basis in science. The book, expanded from a widely praised article in the Washington Monthly, mixes hard facts with author Philip Longmans' compelling human story of the loss of his wife to cancer. Part manifesto, part moving memoir, Best Care Anywhere offers new hope for addressing a major problem of contemporary society that affects all of us
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Longman, Phillip
Dewey number
362.1086/970973
Index
index present
LC call number
UB369
LC item number
.L66 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
W 84 AA1
NLM item number
L856b 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Veterans
  • Medical care
  • United States
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Hospitals, Veterans
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Quality of Health Care
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Medical care
  • Veterans
  • United States
Label
Best care anywhere : why VA health care is better than yours, Phillip Longman
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Best care, anywhere -- Hitting bottom -- Revenge of the hard hats -- VistA in action -- The Kizer revolution -- Safety first -- Who cares about quality? -- When less is more -- Battle plan -- Health for life
Control code
167393915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxx, 159 pages
Isbn
9780977825301
Lccn
2006032594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)167393915
Label
Best care anywhere : why VA health care is better than yours, Phillip Longman
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Best care, anywhere -- Hitting bottom -- Revenge of the hard hats -- VistA in action -- The Kizer revolution -- Safety first -- Who cares about quality? -- When less is more -- Battle plan -- Health for life
Control code
167393915
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxx, 159 pages
Isbn
9780977825301
Lccn
2006032594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)167393915

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