2012

Great Health Care

Making It Happen

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-1197-0 (Print) 978-1-4614-1198-7 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Caring for Chronic Diseases: How We Got into This Mess, and Why We Need to Get Out of It

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      Why Chronic Diseases?

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      Pages 9-16

      How Has the US Health System Evolved?

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      Pages 17-24

      Why Has the US Health System Become What It Is?

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      Pages 25-28

      Making Chronic Disease Care Great

  3. How to Effect Change in Health Care: If It Doesn’t Fit, Use a Larger Hammer

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      Pages 29-29

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      Pages 31-38

      Building Systems of Care

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      Pages 39-45

      Problem Solving

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      Pages 47-55

      Testing and Implementing Solutions

  4. Managing Chronic Disease: You Can’t Do Things Differently Until You See Things Differently

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      Pages 57-57

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      Pages 59-63

      Managing Complex Processes: Making Order Out of Chaos

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      Pages 65-72

      Managing Medical Information (Tools, Rules, and What’s Cool)

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      Pages 73-80

      Measuring Processes and Outcomes of Care

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      Pages 81-87

      Teaming: Everyone Has a Role to Play

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      Pages 89-97

      How Providers Should Be Paid

  5. Success Stories Told by Champions: Boldly Going Where Few Have Gone Before

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      Pages 99-100

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      Pages 101-112

      Diabetes: Everyone’s Number One Priority

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      Pages 113-122

      Osteoporosis: Breaking Bones Is Not Inevitable

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      Pages 123-136

      Rheumatoid Arthritis: Diagnose Early and Treat to Target

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      Pages 137-142

      Heart Failure: Reducing Readmissions

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      Pages 143-157

      Chronic Kidney Disease: Changing the Mean by Changing the Mien

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      Pages 159-172

      Asthma: Identifying and Treating High-Risk Patients

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      Pages 173-186

      Cardiovascular Disease: Reducing Risk Factors

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      Pages 187-198

      Obesity: The Elephant in the Room

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