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Health System Redesign

How to Make Health Care Person-Centered, Equitable, and Sustainable

  • Offers a practical approach to health system redesign

  • Ties together the competing threats of perspectives/needs of patients, providers, and policy makers

  • Discusses how a seamlessly integrated person-focused and equitable health system no longer is a "pipe dream"

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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  • ISBN: 978-3-319-64605-3
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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-20
    2. Complexity Sciences

      • Joachim P. Sturmberg
      Pages 21-44Open Access
    3. Visualisation of Complex Adaptive Systems

      • Joachim P. Sturmberg
      Pages 45-51
    4. Defining Health

      • Joachim P. Sturmberg
      Pages 53-69
  3. Part IV

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-239
    2. …how things ought to be

      • Joachim P. Sturmberg
      Pages 241-261
    3. …and how to get there

      • Joachim P. Sturmberg
      Pages 263-290
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 291-297

About this book

This forward-looking volume challenges professionals and interested lay readers to reconsider our ways of looking at health and wellness, illness and disease, and the goals of health/healthcare systems. Reframing health systems as complex adaptive systems, the book identifies health care as a central aspect of social care and security for all people, particularly the most vulnerable. From there, the author outlines necessary organizational, design, medical, and community steps toward building health systems that view and practice health care as a human right and can produce optimum care in the long term. And extensive illustrations display effective collaborative problem solving within these systems, in both intriguing theoretical models and the real world.  

Highlights of the coverage:

 

·         Systems and complexity thinking in health and health care

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sp; Redesign based on “first principles”

·         Redesign from an organizational perspective

·         Working together effectively and efficiently to achieve a common purpose

·         Analyzing “the workings” of health systems as complex adaptive systems

·         Person-centered, equitable, and sustainable health systems: achieving the goal

 

Health System Redesign brings a voice and a vision to the most pressing problems in healthcare service delivery, and offers new goals and purpose to health policymakers, health financiers, organizational leaders, clinicians, and concerned members of the local community

Keywords

  • healthcare redesign
  • health system redesign
  • healthcare books
  • healthcare
  • health system
  • health equity
  • public health
  • health care reform
  • patient centered care
  • value based healthcare
  • health system analysis
  • healthcare design
  • health reform
  • new health system
  • sustainable healthcare
  • equitable health care

Authors and Affiliations

  • University of Newcastle, Wamberal, Australia

    Joachim P. Sturmberg

About the author

Joachim P. Sturmberg, MBBS, DORACOG, MFM, PhD, FRACGP, is conjoint associate professor of General Practice in the School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine, at The University of Newcastle in Newcastle, Australia. He is a graduate of Lübeck Medical School in Germany, where he also completed his PhD. Since 1989, Sturmberg has worked in an urban group practice in the Central Coast of New South Wales. His research focuses on understanding the complex interconnected features of person-centered healthcare. Together with his collaborators, Sturmberg proposes that a truly functional health system ought to always focus on the needs of the person/patient across all domains affecting health -- local health delivery services, local and regional social and economic infrastructure and services, as well as in all portfolios at the national policy levels. These complex interdependent features of a person-centered healthcare system are described by the health vortex model. Sturmberg's current research focuses on operationalizing the health vortex model, integrating the physiology of health with health care delivery, the socioeconomic domains affecting health, and the impact of policy decisions on health and the healthcare system. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Health System Redesign

  • Book Subtitle: How to Make Health Care Person-Centered, Equitable, and Sustainable

  • Authors: Joachim P. Sturmberg

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64605-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-64604-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-87833-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-64605-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVIII, 297

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 82 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Health Administration, Health Care Management, Health Care

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-64605-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)