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The Resource Demanding medical excellence : doctors and accountability in the information age, Michael L. Millenson

Demanding medical excellence : doctors and accountability in the information age, Michael L. Millenson

Label
Demanding medical excellence : doctors and accountability in the information age
Title
Demanding medical excellence
Title remainder
doctors and accountability in the information age
Statement of responsibility
Michael L. Millenson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Demanding Medical Excellence provides an eye-opening view of medicine that focuses on what happens once we reach the doctor's office or hospital. Although few patients realize it, even the best-trained doctors go about their work with an astonishingly shallow base of knowledge about the link between what they do and how it affects health. As many as eight out of ten medical practices have never been scientifically validated. Proven therapies, meanwhile, can take years to make their way into common use, even for deadly problems like heart disease. Often, geography is destiny: how a woman is treated for breast cancer can depend solely on where in the United States she lives. But a convergence of technology and changed financial incentives is finally forcing change. As the economic reality of medical cost containment meets the information age, it has become imperative to critically examine the care we are receiving
  • This book calls into question many of our assumptions about the mixture of art and science in medicine and lays out the steps we must take today to assure consistently excellent care in the future
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Millenson, Michael L
Dewey number
362.10973
Index
index present
LC call number
RA395.A3
LC item number
M476 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1997 L-306
  • W 84 AA1
NLM item number
M59d 1997
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical care
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Medical Informatics
  • Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
  • United States
  • United States
  • Medical care
  • United States
  • Geneeskunde
  • Informatietechnologie
  • Accounting
Label
Demanding medical excellence : doctors and accountability in the information age, Michael L. Millenson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-416) 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
Doing the right thing and doing the right thing right -- Changing the paradigm of medical practice -- Holding medicine accountable for results -- The promise and perils of managed care
Control code
36755970
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 433 pages
Isbn
9780226525877
Lccn
97016677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36755970
Label
Demanding medical excellence : doctors and accountability in the information age, Michael L. Millenson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-416) 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
Doing the right thing and doing the right thing right -- Changing the paradigm of medical practice -- Holding medicine accountable for results -- The promise and perils of managed care
Control code
36755970
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 433 pages
Isbn
9780226525877
Lccn
97016677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)36755970

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