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Expertly mixing theory with practice, this text makes a unique and important contribution to the area of health management.
Through examples and case studies drawn from across Europe, Managing for Health explores the management challenge in public health policy and offers pointers to equip students of health management and public health managers with the necessary perspectives and skills to function effectively in the twenty-first century. This book takes a comparative perspective on the issues of health improvement and the struggle between the needs of acute care providers, such as hospitals and those that provide preventative measures to promote health.
The key issues addressed by this book include:
This comprehensive and balanced textbook is an essential read for students and those engaged with health management, public health and public management .
'Timely and very authoritative.' Robert Adams, Critical Public Health
'This is an enjoyable and worthy book, and a useful resource.' - Sara Garland for Nursing Standards
'In this timely and highly readable book, David Hunter and his colleagues demonstrate the importance of leadership in achieving better health in an increasingly complex world. It will be essential reading for those delivering better health but it also deserves to be read, and hopefully understood, by their political masters.' - Martin McKee CBE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Introduction 1. The Policy Context and Growing Importance of Health 2. The Public Health Function 3. Exploring Managing for Health 4. Managers for Health: Skills and Knowledge Frameworks 5. Information Needs for Managing Health 6. Research Informed Public Health 7. Developing Leadership and Management for Health 8. Conclusion
Routledge Health Management is a comprehensive and well-balanced series of textbooks on core management topics, specifically oriented towards the health care field. In almost all Western countries health care is in a state of radical reorientation. This series aims to answer the important contemporary questions such as:
Written by experts in the field each book focuses on a different aspect of healthcare management, including information systems, patient flow systems, human resource management, change management and healthcare evaluation.