First Published in 1988, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide to improving and streamlining productivity in health care. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for students of medicine, student nurses, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
PART I: SOME GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS. 1. Productivity in Health Care – An Introduction. 2. Productivity and the Economy. 3. The Costs of Medical Care. 4. Personnel and Productivity. 5. The Physician and the Hospital. 6. Economics and Decision Making in Health Care. 7. The Management of Health Care. 8. Productivity and the Ethics of Medical Practice. 9. The Medical School Influences Productivity. 10. The Industrial-Medical Complex. 11. What is Good Medical Care? PART II: ATTEMPTS TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY IN HEALTH CARE. 12. Introduction. 13. National Health Insurance. 14. Attempts to Control the System Productivity. 15. Prospective Reimbursement System. 16. The Diagnostic Review Group. 17. The Health Maintenance Organization. 18. Other Systems of Health Care. 19. Development of New Ideas. PART III: PRACTICAL IMPROVEMENT APPLICATIONS CAN CHANGE PRODUCTIVITY. 20. The State of U.S. Productivity. 21. How to Make Changes in Productivity. 22. The Impact of Human Behavior on the Productivity of an Organization – Employee Involvement. 23. Sequence for Productivity Success. 24. A Case Study of Productivity. 25. Case Examples of Productivity Strategies in the Health Care Industry. 26. Implications of the White-Collar Workforce on Hospital Productivity. References. Index.
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