2006

Optimizing Health: Improving the Value of Healthcare Delivery

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ISBN: 978-0-387-33920-7 (Print) 978-0-387-33921-4 (Online)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

  2. Framework of CLINECS

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      Pages 1-9

      “CLINECS”: Strategy and Tactics to Provide Evidence of the Usefulness of Health Care Services from the Patient's Perspective (Value for Patients)

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      Pages 10-14

      Systems View of Health Care

  3. Ethics and Philosophy

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      Pages 15-20

      Seeking Justice in Health Care

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      Pages 21-29

      Evidence-Based Medicine and Ethics: Desired and Undesired Effects of Screening

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      Pages 30-35

      Paradoxes of Medical Progress: Abandoned Patients, Physicians, and Nurses

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      Pages 36-42

      Theory Behind the Bridge Principles

  4. Psychology

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      Pages 43-55

      How to Measure Quality of Life

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      Pages 56-65

      New Instrument to Describe Indicators of Well-Being in Old Old Patients with Severe Dementia: Vienna List

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      Pages 66-73

      Patient Empowerment: Increased Compliance or Total Transformation?

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      Pages 74-86

      Shared Decision Making in Medicine

  5. Clinical Practice

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      Pages 87-91

      Overdiagnosis and Pseudodisease: Too Much of a “Good Thing”?

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      Pages 92-100

      Palliative Medicine Today: Evidence and Culture

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      Pages 101-111

      Medical Geography–Who Gets the Goods? More May Not Be Better

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      Pages 112-122

      Cancer Survival in Europe and the United States

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      Pages 123-130

      Patient Safety: What Does It Mean in the United States?

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      Pages 131-145

      Increasing Safety by Implementing Optimized Team Interaction: Experience from the Aviation Industry

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      Pages 146-156

      Evidence-Based Information Technology: Concept for Rational Information Processing in the Health Care System

  6. Economically Oriented Analyses

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      Pages 157-170

      Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Measuring the Value of Health Care Services

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      Pages 171-183

      Cost-Effectiveness of Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

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      Pages 184-198

      Health Economic Evaluation of Adjuvant Breast Cancer Treatment

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