Medical Quality Management : Theory and Practice

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Angelo P. Giardino, Lee Ann Riesenberg, Prathibha Varkey, editors. (Third edition) --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This comprehensive medical textbook is a compendium of the latest information on healthcare quality. The text provides knowledge about the theory and practical applications for each of the core areas that comprise the field of medical quality management as well as insight and essential briefings on the impact of new healthcare technologies and innovations on medical quality and improvement. The third edition provides significant new content related to medical quality management and quality impr…
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Giardino, Angelo P.
Riesenberg, Lee Ann
Varkey, Prathibha
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American College of Medical Quality
Responsibility
Angelo P. Giardino, Lee Ann Riesenberg, Prathibha Varkey, editors
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 367 p.) : 35 illus., 18 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030480806
9783030480790 (Print ed.)
9783030480813 (Print ed.)
9783030480820 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Quality Assurance, Health Care - organization & administration
Quality Improvement
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This comprehensive medical textbook is a compendium of the latest information on healthcare quality. The text provides knowledge about the theory and practical applications for each of the core areas that comprise the field of medical quality management as well as insight and essential briefings on the impact of new healthcare technologies and innovations on medical quality and improvement. The third edition provides significant new content related to medical quality management and quality improvement, a user-friendly format, case studies, and updated learning objectives. This textbook also serves as source material for the American Board of Medical Quality in the development of its core curriculum and certification examinations. Each chapter is designed for a review of the essential background, precepts, and exemplary practices within the topical area. With the new edition of Medical Quality Management: Theory and Practice, the American College of Medical Quality presents the experience and expertise of its contributors to provide the background necessary for healthcare professionals to assume the responsibilities of medical quality management in healthcare institutions, provide physicians in all medical specialties with a core body of knowledge related to medical quality management, and serve as a necessary guide for healthcare administrators and executives, academics, directors, medical and nursing students and residents, and physicians and other health practitioners.
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1. Introduction -- 2. Basics of Quality Improvement -- 3. Quality Measurement -- 4. Patient Safety -- 5. Health Informatics -- 6. Data Analytics for the Improvement of Health Care Quality -- 7. Utilization Management, Case Management, and Care Coordination -- 8. Organization Design and Management -- 9. Economics and Finance in Medical Quality Management -- 10. External Quality Improvement: Accreditation, Certification, and Education -- 11. The Interface Between Quality Improvement and Law -- 12. Ethics and Quality Improvement.
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Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine : A Roadmap for Healthcare Organizations and the Women Physicians Who Work for Them

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Amy S. Gottlieb. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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Women now represent over half of medical school matriculants, almost half of residents and fellows, and over a third of practicing physicians nationally. Despite considerable representation among the physician workforce, women are paid 75 cents on the dollar compared with their male counterparts after accounting for specialty, geography, time in practice, and average hours per week worked. This pay gap is significantly greater than the one reported for US women workers as a whole and has shown …
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Gottlieb, Amy S.
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Amy S. Gottlieb
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Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
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1 online resource (ix, 93 p.) : 10 illus., 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030510312
9783030510305 (Print ed.)
9783030510329 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Gender Equity
Health Services Administration - economics
Organizational Innovation
Physicians, Women - economics
Salaries and Fringe Benefits - economics
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
Women now represent over half of medical school matriculants, almost half of residents and fellows, and over a third of practicing physicians nationally. Despite considerable representation among the physician workforce, women are paid 75 cents on the dollar compared with their male counterparts after accounting for specialty, geography, time in practice, and average hours per week worked. This pay gap is significantly greater than the one reported for US women workers as a whole and has shown little improvement over time. While much has been written about the problem, a robust discussion about how to rectify the situation has been missing from the conversation. Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine is the first comprehensive assessment of how cultural expectations and compensation methodologies in medicine work together to perpetuate salary disparities between men and women physicians. Since the gender gap reflects a convergence of forces within our healthcare enterprises, achieving pay equity can be an overwhelming undertaking for institutions and their leaders. However, compensation is foremost a business endeavor. Therefore, a roadmap for operationalizing equity within the finance, human resources, and compliance structures of our organizations is critical to eliminating disparities. The roadmap described in this book breaks down the component parts of compensation methodology to reveal their unintentional impact on salary equity and lays out processes and procedures that support new approaches to generate fair and equitable outcomes. Additionally, the roadmap is anchored in change management principles that address institutional culture and provide momentum toward salary equity. The book begins with a review of the evidence on the gender pay gap in medicine. The following chapter discusses how gender-based differences in performance assessments, specialty choice, domestic responsibilities, negotiation, professional resources, sponsorship, and clinical productivity accumulate across women’s careers in medicine and impact evaluation, promotion, and therefore compensation in the healthcare workplace. The next two chapters focus, respectively, on how compensation is determined - highlighting potential pitfalls for pay equity - and regulatory and legal considerations. Chapters 5 and 6 explore organizational infrastructure, salary data collection and analysis, and culture change strategies necessary to rectify compensation inequities. Chapter 7 offers a detailed account of one medical institution’s successful journey to achieve salary equity. The book’s final chapter emphasizes that closing the gender pay gap is at its essence a business endeavor and recommends that organizations assess progress and cost with the same attention, rigor, and regularity as afforded other operating expenses. Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine offers a detailed roadmap for healthcare organizations seeking to close the gender pay gap among their physician workforce. This first-of-its-kind book will assist institutions plan courses of action and identify potential pitfalls so they can be understood and mitigated. It will also prove a valuable resource for transformational leadership and systems-based change critical to attaining compensation equity.
Contents
Introduction: How Healthcare Organizations Can Benefit from a Roadmap to Close the Gender Pay Gap -- Organizational Culture, Practices, and Patterns of Interaction that Drive the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine – Second-Generation Gender Bias and Other Complexities -- How Compensation Is Determined and Potential Pitfalls for Pay Equity -- Regulatory and Legal Considerations Regarding Salary Equity -- Utilizing Change Management Principles to Establish Organizational Infrastructure and Operations that Drive Salary Equity -- Organizational Strategies to Support the Culture Change Necessary to Sustain Salary Equity -- Exemplar – Closing the Gender Pay Gap at the Medical College of Wisconsin -- A Roadmap for Closing the Gender Pay Gap in Medicine: How Organizations Can Begin the Journey.
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Textbook of Personalized Medicine

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Kewal K. Jain. (Third edition) --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This book is for personalized medicine as a prescription of specific treatments and therapeutics best suited for an individual and considers genetic as well as environmental factors that influence responses to therapy. Best approaches are described for integration of all available technologies for optimizing the therapy of individual patients. This comprehensive third edition covers the latest advances in personalized medicine and several chapters are devoted to various specialties, particulary…
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Jain, K.K. (Kewal K.)
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Kewal K. Jain
Edition
Third edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xliii, 744 p.) : 41 illus., 5 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030620806
9783030620790 (Print ed.)
9783030620813 (Print ed.)
9783030620820 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Precision Medicine
Specialty
Precision Medicine
Abstract
This book is for personalized medicine as a prescription of specific treatments and therapeutics best suited for an individual and considers genetic as well as environmental factors that influence responses to therapy. Best approaches are described for integration of all available technologies for optimizing the therapy of individual patients. This comprehensive third edition covers the latest advances in personalized medicine and several chapters are devoted to various specialties, particulary cancer which is the largest area of application. The book discusses the development of personalized medicine and various playersin it such as companies, academic institutions, the government, and the public as the consumer of healthcare. Additionally, the roles of bioinformatics, electronic health records, and digital technologies for personalized medicine are discussed. Textbook of Personalized Medicine, 3rd Edition serves as a convenient source of information for students at many levels and in a wide range of fields, including physicians, scientists, and decision makers in the biopharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
Contents
Basic Aspects -- Molecular Diagnostics in Personalized Medicine -- Role of Biomarkers in Personalized Medicine -- Pharmacogenetics -- Pharmacogenomics -- Role of Pharmacoproteomics -- Role of Metabolomics in Personalized Medicine -- Role of Nanobiotechnology in Development of Personalized Medicine -- Personalized Biological Therapies -- Personalized Non-pharmacological Therapies -- Personalized Therapy of Cancer -- Personalized Therapy of Neurological Disorders -- Personalized Therapy of Psychiatric Disorders -- Personalized Therapy of Cardiovascular Disorders -- Personalized Therapy of Pulmonary Disorders -- Personalized Therapy of Infectious Diseases -- Personalized Approaches in Immunology -- Personalized Management of Genetic Disorders -- Personalized Management of Miscellaneous Disorders -- Development of Personalized Medicine -- Ethical Aspects of Personalized Medicine -- Legal Aspects of Personalized Medicine -- Regulatory Aspects of Personalized Medicine -- Economics of Personalized Medicine -- Future of Personalized Medicine.
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The Corporatization of American Health Care : The Rise of Corporate Hegemony and the Loss of Professional Autonomy

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J. Warren Salmon, Stephen L. Thompson. --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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In this book, the authors, as policy analysts, examine the overall context and dynamics of modern medicine, focusing on the changing conditions of medical practice through the lens of corporatization of medicine, physician unionization, physician strikes, and current health policy directions. Conditions affecting the American medical profession have been dramatically altered by the continuing crises of cost increases, quality concerns, and lack of access facing our population, along with the on…
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Thompson, Stephen L.
Responsibility
J. Warren Salmon, Stephen L. Thompson
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xx, 307 p.) : 1 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030606671
9783030606664 (Print ed.)
9783030606688 (Print ed.)
9783030606695 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care - economics
Health Policy
Health Services Administration - economics
History of Medicine
Professional Practice
Other Subjects
United States
Specialty
Health Services Administration
History of Medicine
Abstract
In this book, the authors, as policy analysts, examine the overall context and dynamics of modern medicine, focusing on the changing conditions of medical practice through the lens of corporatization of medicine, physician unionization, physician strikes, and current health policy directions. Conditions affecting the American medical profession have been dramatically altered by the continuing crises of cost increases, quality concerns, and lack of access facing our population, along with the ongoing corporatization toward bottom-line dictates. Pressures on practitioners have been intensifying with much greater scrutiny over their clinical decision-making. The Corporatization of American Health Care offers different perspectives with the hopes that physicians will unite in a new awareness and common cause to curtail excessive profit-making, renew professional altruism, restore the charitable impulse to health provider institutions, and unite with other professionals to truly raise levels of population health and the quality of health care. It is also a necessary resource for health policy analysts, healthcare administrators, health law attorneys, and other associated health professions.
Contents
1. History of the Corporatization of American Medicine: The Market Paradigm Reigns -- 2. Pharmaceuticals, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Drug Store Chains, and Pharmacy Benefit Manager/Insurer Integration -- 3. Medical Practice: From Cottage Industry to Corporate Practice -- 4. Medical Malpractice Crisis: Oversight of the Practice of Medicine -- 5. Big Data: Information Technology as Control over the Profession of Medicine -- 6. Physician Employment Status: Collective Bargaining and Strikes -- 7. Conclusion: Progressive Directions.
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Ronan M. Factora. (Second edition) Springer , 2021.
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Ronan M. Factora
Edition
Second edition
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2021
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1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages) : illustrations
ISBN
9783030675653
Specialty
Economics
Geriatrics
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The Economics of Obesity

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Tahereh Alavi Hojjat. (Second edition) Springer , 2021.
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Tahereh Alavi Hojjat
Edition
Second edition
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2021
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1 online resource (xxvi, 162 pages) : illustrations
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9783030784874
Specialty
Public Health
Health Promotion
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Value-Based Approaches to Spine Care : Sustainable Practices in an Era of Over-Utilization

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Rajiv K. Sethi, Anna K. Wright, Michael G. Vitale, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Beginning with a review of current trends in health care delivery leading to more value-based platforms, this unique and up-to-date book then focuses on how modern spine care is being shaped by the aging population, scientific and technological advancements, and the economic impact of various treatment modalities, providing insight into the seminal efforts surrounding sustainable spine care guideline development. The over-utilization of spine fusion surgery and adult spinal deformity are presen…
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Sethi, Rajiv K.
Wright, Anna K.
Vitale, Michael G.
Responsibility
Rajiv K. Sethi, Anna K. Wright, Michael G. Vitale, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 197 p.) : 17 illus., 7 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030319465
9783030319458 (Print ed.)
9783030319472 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cost Control - methods
Delivery of Health Care - economics
Outcome and Process Assessment, Health Care
Procedures and Techniques Utilization
Quality of Health Care - economics
Spinal Diseases - therapy
Specialty
Orthopedics
Abstract
Beginning with a review of current trends in health care delivery leading to more value-based platforms, this unique and up-to-date book then focuses on how modern spine care is being shaped by the aging population, scientific and technological advancements, and the economic impact of various treatment modalities, providing insight into the seminal efforts surrounding sustainable spine care guideline development. The over-utilization of spine fusion surgery and adult spinal deformity are presented as examples that have led to a decline in the value of care delivered, as well as how a multidisciplinary evaluation by the range of clinicians involved in spine surgery can revise recommendations for management. The benefits and risks of LEAN methodology for streamlining and standardizing spine care approaches are discussed, and the specific approach of the Seattle Spine Team is presented as an example of successful system-wide improvement. Similar changes to outcome measurement, specifically for adult spinal deformity, are described. Last, the future of technology in spine care is presented, including robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, and the use of biologics and biomaterials. Given the broad scope of topics covered in this book, the intended audience includes not only orthopedic and spinal surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and medical students, residents and fellows, but also hospital CEOs, CMOs, administrators, health services researchers, and health care policymakers, consultants and strategists.
Contents
Macro Trends in Healthcare Delivery -- Evaluating Policy Effects in the Treatment of Lumbar Fusion -- The Bree Collaborative Bundle for Lumbar Fusion: Evolution of a Community Standard for Quality -- Multidisciplinary Evaluation Improves the Value of Lumbar Spine Care -- Using Lean Process Improvement to Enhance Safety and Value -- The Seattle Spine Team Approach -- Modifiable Factors in a Standard Work Protocol for Adult Deformity Surgery -- Measuring Outcomes in Adult Spinal Deformity -- Spine Safety: Optimum Integration of Technology.
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Transforming Global Health : Interdisciplinary Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies

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Korydon H. Smith, Pavani Kalluri Ram, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This contributed volume motivates and educates across fields about the major challenges in global health and the interdisciplinary strategies for solving them. Once the purview of public health, medicine, and nursing, global health is now an interdisciplinary endeavor that relies on expertise from anthropology to urban planning, economics to political science, geography to engineering. Scholars and practitioners in the health sciences are seeking knowledge from a wider array of fields while, si…
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Smith, Korydon H.
Ram, Pavani Kalluri
Responsibility
Korydon H. Smith, Pavani Kalluri Ram, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxv, 327 p.) : 73 illus., 64 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030321123
9783030321116 (Print ed.)
9783030321130 (Print ed.)
9783030321147 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Health
Health Policy
Health Planning
Interdisciplinary Communication
Public Health
Specialty
Global Health
Health Planning
Policy
Abstract
This contributed volume motivates and educates across fields about the major challenges in global health and the interdisciplinary strategies for solving them. Once the purview of public health, medicine, and nursing, global health is now an interdisciplinary endeavor that relies on expertise from anthropology to urban planning, economics to political science, geography to engineering. Scholars and practitioners in the health sciences are seeking knowledge from a wider array of fields while, simultaneously, students across majors have a growing interest in humanitarian issues and are pursuing knowledge and skills for impacting well-being across geographic and disciplinary borders. Using a highly practical approach and illustrative case studies, each chapter of this edited volume frames a particular problem and illustrates how interdisciplinary problem-solving can address the greatest challenges in global health today. In doing so, each chapter spurs critical and creative thinking about emergent and future problems. Topics explored among the chapters include: Transforming health and well-being for refugees and their communities; Governing to deliver safe and affordable water; The global crisis of antimicrobial resistance; Low-tech, high-impact interventions to prevent neonatal mortality; Communicating taboo health subjects; Alternative housing delivery for slum upgrades. Transforming Global Health: Interdisciplinary Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies is a vital and timely compendium for any reader invested in improving global health equity. It will find an audience with researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and program implementers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the fields of global health, public health, and the health sciences.
Contents
1. Governing to Deliver Safe and Affordable Water: Perspectives from Urban Planning and Public Policy -- 2. Measuring the Lifetime Environment in LMICs: Perspectives from Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Nutrition, and Anthropology -- 3. Transforming Well-being for Refugees and Their Communities: Perspectives from Medicine, Nursing, Education, and Social Work -- 4. Interactive Systems in Nutrition: Perspectives from Epidemiology, Veterinary Science, Nutrition, Anthropology, and Community Health -- 5. Integrating Traditional and Modern Medical Practices: Perspectives from the History of Science and Medicine -- 6. Combatting Gender-based Violence: Perspectives from Social Work, Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Medical Anthropology -- 7. Gender, Disability, and Access to Health Care in Indonesia: Perspectives from Global Disability Studies -- 8. Low-Tech Innovations to Prevent Neonatal Mortality: Perspectives from Public Health, Neonatology, and Biomedical Engineering -- 9. The Global Crisis of Antimicrobial Resistance: Perspectives from Medicine, Geography, Food Science, and Chemistry -- 10. The Importance and Challenge of Oral Health in LMICs: Perspectives from Dental Medicine, Library Sciences, and Dental Administration -- 11. The Hidden Risks of E-Waste: Perspectives from Environmental Engineering, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, and Human-Computer Interaction -- 12. Overcoming Shortages of Essential Medicines: Perspectives from Industrial and Systems Engineering and Public Health Practice -- 13. Communicating Taboo Health Subjects: Perspectives from Organizational Leadership, Clinical Psychology, and Social Work -- 14. Interpreting the Meaning in Our Genomes: Perspectives from Biochemistry, Genetics, Infectious Disease, and Dance -- 15. Understanding Violence Against Civilians by Government and Rebel Forces: Perspectives from Political Science and Health Behavior -- 16. Uneven Geographies and Treatment Challenges of People Living with HIV and AIDS: Perspectives from Geography -- 17. Building Policies, Plans, and Cities to Manage Extreme Weather Events: Perspectives from Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture -- 18. Alternative Housing Delivery for Slum Upgrades: Perspectives from Architecture, Engineering, and Non-governmental Organizations -- 19. Integrating Traditional and Modern Medicine: Perspectives from Ethnobotany, Medical Anthropology, Microbiology, and Pharmacy.
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The Business Basics of Building and Managing a Healthcare Practice

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Neil Baum, Marc J. Kahn, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is intended to be a roadmap towards a successful practice for medical students, residents, fellows, and doctors. This roadmap focuses on how to build and manage a medical practice, and can be applied regardless if the reader is employed, joins a small group, or if they are a doctor who decides to start their own practice. Part I covers the basic business concepts that every physician needs to know. Chapters emphasize the benefits that accrue to a physician who understands the basics o…
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Baum, Neil
Kahn, Marc J.
Responsibility
Neil Baum, Marc J. Kahn, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 213 p.) : 22 illus., 5 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030277765
9783030277758 (Print ed.)
9783030277772 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Private Practice - economics
Private Practice - organization & administration
Specialty
Professional Practice
Abstract
This book is intended to be a roadmap towards a successful practice for medical students, residents, fellows, and doctors. This roadmap focuses on how to build and manage a medical practice, and can be applied regardless if the reader is employed, joins a small group, or if they are a doctor who decides to start their own practice. Part I covers the basic business concepts that every physician needs to know. Chapters emphasize the benefits that accrue to a physician who understands the basics of business. Part II provides a guide for doctors who are beginning a medical practice. The chapters define the various options for doctors’ employment such as solo practice, group practice, and academic medicine. The section also includes the process of negotiating contracts, identifying the advisers who help physicians become successful, and secure within their field and practice. The final part emphasizes strategies on how to build and grow a successful practice by covering topics such as hiring staff, employee motivation, creating a brand, gaining recognition, online reputation and presence, crisis management, integrating new technology, and work/life balance. The Business Basics of Building and Managing a Healthcare Practice serves as a valuable resource that helps doctors make a difference in the lives of their patients, as well as help them make good financial decisions.
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Part I. Basic Business Concepts and Principles -- Why Doctors Need to Consider Medicine a Business -- Time-Value of Money, or What Is the Real Financial Value of an Opportunity? -- Basic Accounting and Interpretation of Financial Statements -- Revenue Cycle Management -- Contracts and Negotiation -- Entrepreneurship and Formulating Business Plans -- Managing People -- Basic Personal Finance and Investing -- Organized Medicine -- Part II. Your First Job -- Transition From Training to Practice -- Managing Student Debt -- MIPS MACRA and Payment Models -- Obtaining and Maintaining Referrals from Other Physicians -- Branding Your Medical Practice-How to Make Your Practice Distinctive and Unique -- Legal Considerations in Hiring and Firing of Non-Physician Staff -- Malpractice -- Midlevel Providers (Notes) -- Use of Technology -- Academic Practice -- Part III. Growing a Practice -- Gaining Recognition in the Community -- Internet and Social Media Marketing -- Crisis Management -- Physician Burnout — Don’t Get Caught in the Flame -- “Divorcing” Your Business Partners -- Life-Work Equilibrium -- Future of Medicine: The Past Cannot Be Changed, The Future is in Your Power -- Conclusion and Five Essential Metrics You Need to Know.
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Techniques of Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair

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Pradeep Chowbey, Davide Lomanto, editors. --New Delhi: Springer , c2020.
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Written by an international team of experts, and endorsed by the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS), the main objective of this book is to provide and promote best practices in hernia surgery. It is intended for those surgeons who are already performing hernia repair surgeries, helping them update their surgical know-how in a landscape of rapidly improving techniques. Covering all the commonly performed procedures, from tissue repair to mesh repair (both conventional and laparoscopic), it prese…
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Chowbey, Pradeep
Lomanto, Davide
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Pradeep Chowbey, Davide Lomanto, editors
Place of Publication
New Delhi
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 268 p.) : 158 illus., 134 illus. in color
ISBN
9788132239444
9788132239420 (Print ed.)
9788132239437 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Hernia, Abdominal - surgery
Laparoscopy - methods
Specialty
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
Written by an international team of experts, and endorsed by the Asia Pacific Hernia Society (APHS), the main objective of this book is to provide and promote best practices in hernia surgery. It is intended for those surgeons who are already performing hernia repair surgeries, helping them update their surgical know-how in a landscape of rapidly improving techniques. Covering all the commonly performed procedures, from tissue repair to mesh repair (both conventional and laparoscopic), it presents all currently available techniques in detail, addressing the needs of younger and more experienced surgeons alike. Each surgical procedure is explained step by step and supported with high-resolution serial intra-operative photographs and line diagrams. While the majority of the text covers the surgical anatomy, classification, pathophysiology, and imaging techniques for hernias, a closing chapter on future directions introduces readers to the latest and emerging techniques and approaches. .
Contents
Part I. General -- 1. The Economics of Hernia Surgery -- 2. Surgical Anatomy of Groin and Groin Hernia -- 3. Abdominal Wall Hernia Classification -- 4. Imaging of Abdominal Wall Hernias -- Part II. Groin Hernia -- 5. Biomaterials for Inguinal Hernia Repair -- 6. Anaesthesia for Laparoscopic Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair -- 7. Surgical Techniques for Inguinal Hernia Repair: Open Techniques—Tissue Repairs -- 8 Surgical Techniques for Inguinal Hernia Repair: Open Tension-Free Repairs -- 9. Total Extraperitoneal Repair of Groin Hernias -- 10. Transabdominal Pre-peritoneal (TAPP) Repair for Groin Hernias -- 11. Open and Laparoscopic Repair of Femoral Hernia -- 12. Groin Hernia in the Elderly -- 13. Sportsman Hernia -- 14. Complications Inguinal Hernias: Strangulated Incarcerated and Obstructed Hernias -- 15. Recurrent Inguinal Hernia -- Part III. Abdominal Wall Hernia -- 16. Biomaterials for Abdominal Wall Hernia Repair -- 17. Laparoscopic Incisional and Ventral Hernia Mesh Repair -- 18. Laparoscopic Pre-peritoneal Onlay Mesh (PPOM) Repair for Ventral and Incisional Hernia -- 19. Laparoscopic Repair of Peripheral Abdominal Wall Hernias -- 20. Obesity and Abdominal Wall Hernias -- 21. Components Separation Technique for Repair of Complex Abdominal Wall Hernia -- 22. Parastomal Hernia -- 23. Muscle–Aponeurotic Plication Associated with Dermolipectomy in the Treatment of Ventral Hernias and Diastasis Recti: A Functional and Aesthetic Approach -- 24. Faria-Correa Minimally Invasive Subcutaneouscopic and Robotic Rectus Plication -- 25. Robotic Repair for Ventral Hernias -- 26. Future Consideration.
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Exercise Oncology : Prescribing Physical Activity Before and After a Cancer Diagnosis

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Kathryn H. Schmitz, editor. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This groundbreaking book presents a unique and practical approach to the evolving field of exercise oncology - the study of physical activity in the context of cancer prevention and control. Presenting the current state of the art, the book is sensibly divided into four thematic sections. Following an opening chapter presenting an overview and timeline of exercise oncology, the chapters comprising part I discuss primary cancer prevention, physical activity and survivorship, and the mechanisms b…
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Schmitz, Kathryn H.
Responsibility
Kathryn H. Schmitz, editor
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 441 p.) : 39 illus., 31 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030420116
9783030420109 (Print ed.)
9783030420123 (Print ed.)
9783030420130 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Exercise
Exercise Therapy
Neoplasms - rehabilitation
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Abstract
This groundbreaking book presents a unique and practical approach to the evolving field of exercise oncology - the study of physical activity in the context of cancer prevention and control. Presenting the current state of the art, the book is sensibly divided into four thematic sections. Following an opening chapter presenting an overview and timeline of exercise oncology, the chapters comprising part I discuss primary cancer prevention, physical activity and survivorship, and the mechanisms by which these operate. Diagnosis and treatment considerations are discussed in part II, including prehabilitation, exercise during surgical recovery, infusion and radiation therapies, and treatment efficacy. Post-treatment and end-of-life care are covered in part III, including cardio-oncology, energetics and palliative care. Part IV presents behavioral, logistical and policy-making considerations, highlighting a multidisciplinary approach to exercise oncology as well as practical matters such as reimbursement and economics. Written and edited by experts in the field, Exercise Oncology will be a go-to practical resource for sports medicine clinicians, family and primary care physicians, oncologists, physical therapy and rehabilitation specialists, and all medical professionals who treat cancer patients.
Contents
1. Exercise Oncology: Past and Present -- Part I. Physical Activity and Cancer Prevention -- 2. Primary Prevention -- 3. Physical Activity and Cancer Survival -- 4. Mechanisms of Exercise in Cancer Prevention, Treatment and Survivorship -- Part II. From Diagnosis through Treatment -- 5. Exercise Oncology from Diagnosis through Treatment: An Overview of Outcomes and Considerations -- 6. Prehabilitation: An Emerging Standard in Exercise Oncology -- 7. Exercise during Surgical Recovery -- 8. Exercise during Infusion Therapy -- 9. Exercise During Radiation Therapy -- 10. Effects of Exercise on Cancer Treatment Completion and Efficacy -- Part III. Post-treatment to End of Life -- 11. Exercise Oncology from Post-Treatment to End of Life: An Overview of Outcomes and Considerations -- 12. Exercise During Immediate Post-treatment -- 13. Long-term and Late Effects of Cancer Treatments on Prescribing Physical Activity -- 14. Exercise and Cardio-Oncology -- 15. Energetics and Cancer Outcomes -- 16. Exercise for Advanced Cancers, Metastatic Disease and Palliative Care -- Part IV. Behavior, Logistics, and Policy -- 17. Cancer Survivors Becoming and Staying Physically Active: Challenges of Behavior Change -- 18. Making Exercise Standard in Cancer Care -- 19. Viewing Exercise Oncology through the Lens of Multidisciplinarity -- 20. Policy and Reimbursement Considerations for Exercise Programming in Cancer -- 21. Shaping the Future of Exercise Oncology.
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Primary Care Revisited : Interdisciplinary Perspectives for a New Era

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Ben Yuk Fai Fong, Vincent Tin Sing Law, Albert Lee, editors. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book adopts an interdisciplinary approach with a wide scope of perspectives on primary healthcare, describing related principles, care models, practices and social contexts. It combines aspects of development, research and education applied in primary health care, providing practitioners and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge and delivery models of healthcare in community settings. It covers the practical, philosophical and scholarly issues pertinent to the del…
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Fong, Ben Yuk Fai
Law, Vincent Tin Sing
Lee, Albert
Responsibility
Ben Yuk Fai Fong, Vincent Tin Sing Law, Albert Lee, editors
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxvii, 393 p.) : 34 illus.)
ISBN
9789811525216
9789811525209 (Print ed.)
9789811525223 (Print ed.)
9789811525230 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Delivery of Health Care
Primary Health Care
Socioeconomic Factors
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This book adopts an interdisciplinary approach with a wide scope of perspectives on primary healthcare, describing related principles, care models, practices and social contexts. It combines aspects of development, research and education applied in primary health care, providing practitioners and scholars with a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge and delivery models of healthcare in community settings. It covers the practical, philosophical and scholarly issues pertinent to the delivery, financing, planning, ethics, health politics, professional and technological development, resources, and monitoring in primary health care. Contributors are from a diverse range of academic and professional backgrounds, bringing together collective expertise in mainstream medicine, nursing, allied health, Chinese medicine, health economics, administration, law, public policy, housing management, information technology and mass communications. As such, the book does not follow the common clinical practice or service-based approach found in most texts on primary care.The contents will serve as a useful reference work for policymakers, researchers, community health practitioners, health executives and higher education students.
Contents
Part I. Principles of Primary Care and Systems -- 1. Renewal of Primary Care -- 2. Philosophy of Primary Health Care -- 3. Fiscal Sustainability Challenge and the Importance of Primary Healthcare -- 4. Sustainable Healthcare Systems -- 5. The Role of the Mass Media in Health Care -- 6. Public-Private Partnership in Primary Care -- Part II. Care Models and Practices -- 7. Development of Care Models in Community Mental Health Care -- 8. Health-Promoting Workplaces -- 9. Prevention of Falls and Capturing Fractures in the Community -- 10. Community Rehabilitation -- 11. Primary Care for Older Adults -- 12. Palliative Care and End-of-Life Issues -- Part III. Social Context -- 13. Equity, Quality, and Gatekeeping -- 14. Social Responsibility and Ethics in Health Care -- 15. Health Seeking Behaviour: Doctor Shopping -- 16. Healthcare Volunteers’ Significant Impact on Primary Care: Experiences and Challenges from the Perspective of a Non-government Organisation -- 17. Social Marketing in Health Promotion and Behaviours in Lifestyle Modification -- 18. Public Health in the Context of Environment and Housing -- 19. Disaster Preparedness in the Community -- Part IV. Future Development and Education -- 20. Lifelong Education for Health Providers and Community -- 21. Development and Application of Mobile Technology and the Internet of Things to Aid Primary Care -- 22. A Happy University Initiative in Hong Kong -- 23. District Health Systems and Capacity Building.
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Creating a Lifestyle Medicine Center : From Concept to Clinical Practice

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Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Robert F. Kushner, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Building on the groundbreaking work Lifestyle Medicine (2016), this unique new book bridges the gap between theory and practice by providing detailed information on the real-world development and creation of a Lifestyle Medicine Center, whether independently or as part of an established medical program or department. Part one sets the stage by establishing the rationale for creating a Lifestyle Medicine Center as well as the medical and economic burden it seeks to alleviate. The construction of…
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Mechanick, Jeffrey I.
Kushner, Robert F.
Responsibility
Jeffrey I. Mechanick, Robert F. Kushner, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 378 p.) : 82 illus., 61 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030480882
9783030480875 (Print ed.)
9783030480899 (Print ed.)
9783030480905 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Promotion
Healthy Lifestyle
Practice Management
Primary Prevention
Specialty
General Practice
Abstract
Building on the groundbreaking work Lifestyle Medicine (2016), this unique new book bridges the gap between theory and practice by providing detailed information on the real-world development and creation of a Lifestyle Medicine Center, whether independently or as part of an established medical program or department. Part one sets the stage by establishing the rationale for creating a Lifestyle Medicine Center as well as the medical and economic burden it seeks to alleviate. The construction of the physical facility and all of the myriad details of the program and its key players are covered in part two, from the structural to the aesthetic, including informatics, developing patient resources and education tools, current technologies and applications, the role of the dietitian and exercise physiologist, inpatient consultation, the importance of community engagement, and more. Part three is comprised of case studies of existing, successful Lifestyle Medicine Centers across the country, with detailed descriptions of their history, development, programs and challenges. Chapters are supported with plentiful figures, tables and useful links. The burden of chronic disease in the U.S. and globally is growing, with pervasive direct and indirect multi-scale adverse effects on health and well-being, economics, and quality of life. Notwithstanding the remarkable progress in biomedical technology, the role of lifestyle medicine in managing chronic disease in a preventive care model is paramount; however, the relevant and effective education in lifestyle medicine is lacking. Translating the theory into action steps, instantiated by case studies with critical interpretations and problem-solving tools, Creating a Lifestyle Medicine Center is the go-to resource for family and primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians, and all clinical specialties interested in planning and developing a lifestyle medicine program.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- Statement of Purpose -- The Burden of Chronic Disease and the Role of Lifestyle Medicine -- Translating Knowledge and Implementing a Successful Lifestyle Medicine Center -- Part II. Concepts -- Implementation Science Across Lifestyle Medicine Interventions -- Models for Caring for Patients with Complex Lifestyle, Medical, and Social Needs -- The Role of Physical Infrastructure on Health and Well-being -- Preventive Medicine and Problem Solving in Populations -- Clinical Service Line Strategies in Lifestyle Medicine -- Business Plans for a Lifestyle Medicine Center -- Immersive Physical Environment -- Immersive Non-Physical Environment -- Planning, Constructing, and Operating a Clinic Gym -- Wearable Technologies in Lifestyle Medicine -- Guidelines for Developing Patient Educational Materials -- Implementing Behavioral Medicine in a Lifestyle Medicine Practice -- The Role of the Registered Dietitian -- Nutritionist in a Lifestyle Medicine Program -- Inter-professional Care: Integration with Exercise Physiologists -- The Inpatient Lifestyle Medicine Consultation Service -- Transcultural Lifestyle Medicine -- Spirituality -- Community Engagement to Improve Health -- Conducting Epidemiological Research and Clinical Trials in a Lifestyle Medicine Program -- Part III. Case Studies -- Lifestyle Medicine Centers -- Rippe Lifestyle Institute -- Northwestern Medicine Center for Lifestyle Medicine Lifestyle Medicine Center for Brain Aging and Neurodegenerative Diseases -- The Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Center for Clinical Cardiovascular Health at Mount Sinai Heart -- Building a Prostate Cancer Lifestyle Medicine Program -- University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine -- Survey of International Centers that Incorporate Lifestyle Medicine -- Synthesis.
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Enhanced Recovery After Surgery : A Complete Guide to Optimizing Outcomes

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Olle Ljungqvist, Nader K. Francis, Richard D. Urman, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is the first comprehensive, authoritative reference that provides a broad and comprehensive overview of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Written by experts in the field, chapters analyze elements of care that are both generic and specific to various surgeries. It covers the patient journey through such a program, commencing with optimization of the patient’s condition, patient education, and conditioning of their expectations. Organized into nine parts, this book discusses meta…
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Ljungqvist, Olle
Francis, Nader K.
Urman, Richard D.
Responsibility
Olle Ljungqvist, Nader K. Francis, Richard D. Urman, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 654 p.) : 161 illus., 127 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030334437
9783030334420 (Print ed.)
9783030334444 (Print ed.)
9783030334451 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
Postoperative Care - methods
Postoperative Complications - prevention & control
Treatment Outcome
Specialty
General Surgery
Perioperative Medicine
Abstract
This book is the first comprehensive, authoritative reference that provides a broad and comprehensive overview of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Written by experts in the field, chapters analyze elements of care that are both generic and specific to various surgeries. It covers the patient journey through such a program, commencing with optimization of the patient’s condition, patient education, and conditioning of their expectations. Organized into nine parts, this book discusses metabolic responses to surgery, anaesthetic contributions, and optimal fluid management after surgery. Chapters are supplemented with examples of ERAS pathways and practical tips on post-operative pain control, feeding, mobilization, and criteria for discharge. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Complete Guide to Optimizing Outcomes is an indispensable manual that thoroughly explores common post-operative barriers and challenges.
Contents
Part I. Introduction -- 1. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: A Paradigm Shift in Perioperative Care -- 2. Physiology and Pathophysiology of ERAS -- 3. Guidelines for Guidelines -- Part II. Preoperative Preparation -- 4. Preoperative Fasting and Carbohydrate Treatment -- 5. Preoperative Patient Education -- 6. Perioperative Optimization of Patient Nutritional Status -- 7. Anemia and Blood Management -- 8. Perioperative Smoking and Alcohol Cessation -- 9. Preoperative Medical Optimization -- 10. Prehabilitation -- 11. Cognitive Behavior Counseling – Preoperative Preparation in ERAS -- 12. Bowel Preparation: Always, Sometimes, Never? -- 13. Pharmacogenomics in Perioperative Care -- Part III. Intraoperative Management -- 14. Anesthetic Management and the Role of the Anesthesiologist in Reducing Surgical Stress and Improving Recovery -- 15. Analgesia During Surgery (Medications) -- 16. Regional Anesthesia Techniques for Abdominal Operations -- 17. Prevention of Intraoperative Hypothermia -- 18. Perioperative Intravenous Fluid Therapy in ERAS Pathways -- 19. ERAS and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques -- 20. Tubes and Drains: Current Updates on Evidence on Their Role Within Recovery -- Part IV. Postoperative Management -- 21. Management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) -- 22. Early Oral Nutrition -- 23. Early Ambulation and Physiotherapy After Surgery -- 24. Postoperative Multimodal Pain Management -- 25. Nursing Considerations During Patient Recovery -- Part V. Prevention of Postoperative Complications -- 26. Long-Term Outcomes Related to ERAS -- 27. Postoperative Ileus: Prevention and Treatment -- 28. Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Surgical Site Infection Prevention -- 29. Thromboprophylaxis -- Part VI. ERAS After Discharge -- 30. Functional Recovery at Home and After Discharge -- 31. Recovery Within the Cancer Journey -- 32. Readmission Challenges and Impacts Within ERAS -- 33. An Example of a Patient’s Experience in ERAS -- Part VII. Safety and Quality Improvement in ERAS -- Measuring Outcomes in ERAS -- 35. Measurement of Recovery Within ERAS -- 36. Measuring Compliance: Audit and Data Collection -- 37. Success and Failure of ERAS: Prediction Models of Outcomes -- 38. Research Methods in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery -- 39. Toward a Learning System for ERAS: Embedding Implementation and Learning Evaluation -- Part VIII. Specialty-Specific Enhanced Recovery Programs -- 40. ERAS in Colorectal Surgery -- 41. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Recommendations for Esophagectomy -- 42. Enhanced Recovery After Gastrectomy -- 43. Bariatric Surgery -- 44. ERAS for Major Urological Procedures: Evidence Synthesis and Recommendations -- 45. ERAS for Breast Reconstruction -- 46. Gynecologic/Oncology Surgery -- 47. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Cesarean Delivery -- 48. ERAS in Spine Surgery -- 49. Orthopedic Surgery in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery -- 50. ERAS in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery -- 51. Cardiac Surgery ERAS -- 52. Vascular Surgery and ERAS -- 53. Thoracic Surgery -- 54. Enhanced Recovery Program in the Ambulatory Surgery Setting -- 55. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery: Emergency Laparotomy -- 56. Liver Surgery -- 57. Pancreatic Surgery -- 58. Pediatric Enhanced Recovery After Surgery -- Part IX. Administrative -- 59. Department-wide Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery Pathway: Barriers and Facilitators -- 60. Introducing Enhanced Recovery Programs into Practice: Lessons Learned from the ERAS® Society Implementation Program -- 61. Enhanced Recovery After Surgery – Making the Business Case: Economics – The Alberta Experience -- 62. ERAS® Society and Latin American -- 63. ERAS® Society and Asia -- 64. ERAS for Low- and Middle-Income Countries -- 65. ERAS Position in the Global Surgical Community.
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Risk Assessment in Oral Health : A Concise Guide for Clinical Application

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Iain L.C. Chapple, Panos N. Papapanou, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book is a wide-ranging guide to risk assessment and risk-based prevention in oral health and dentistry. Readers will find clear explanation of the principles, models, and tools of risk assessment, as well as practical information on risk assessment in relation to periodontal disease, caries, tooth wear, and oral cancer. The lessons that the oral healthcare profession can learn from experiences regarding risk assessment in primary medical care practice, particularly in cardiovascular and di…
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Chapple, Iain L.C.
Papapanou, Panos N.
Responsibility
Iain L.C. Chapple, Panos N. Papapanou, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (vi, 243 p.) : 54 illus., 53 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030386474
9783030386467 (Print ed.)
9783030386481 (Print ed.)
9783030386498 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Oral Health
Risk Assessment - methods
Specialty
Oral Health
Abstract
This book is a wide-ranging guide to risk assessment and risk-based prevention in oral health and dentistry. Readers will find clear explanation of the principles, models, and tools of risk assessment, as well as practical information on risk assessment in relation to periodontal disease, caries, tooth wear, and oral cancer. The lessons that the oral healthcare profession can learn from experiences regarding risk assessment in primary medical care practice, particularly in cardiovascular and diabetes medicine, are highlighted. The closing section focuses specifically on implementation of risk assessment within the dental practice, including training of the oral healthcare team and the need to take into account medicolegal considerations. The book is a very timely addition to the literature, given the move towards wellness- rather than repair-based models of healthcare in Europe and North America and the focus of dental contracts on risk-driven care pathways. It will be of high value for not only practitioners but also professionals in healthcare funding bodies.
Contents
Part I. Introduction: Risk Assessment in Modern Healthcare -- Introduction -- Causal Inference and Assessment of Risk in the Health Sciences -- Impact of Risk-Based Prevention on Public Oral Health -- Part II. Risk Assessment in General and Oral Health -- Risk Assessment in CVD -- Risk Assessment for Diabetes -- Risk Assessment in Periodontal Care: The Principles -- Caries Risk Assessment -- Risk Assessment: Tooth Wear -- Risk Assessment in Oral Cancer -- Risk Assessment for Behaviour Change -- Part III. Principles in Risk Assessment -- Risk Driven Care Pathways in Publicly Funded Care -- Risk Driven Capitation Models -- Risk Assessment in Dental Health Economics: A View from a Third Party Provider -- Part IV. Risk Assessment in Dental Practice -- Leading the Oral Healthcare Team in Risk Assessment -- Implementation of Patient-Based Risk Assessment in Practice -- Medicolegal View and Implications.
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Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration

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Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Bayard Roberts, Oliver Razum, Louise Biddle, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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Forced migration has yet to be sufficiently addressed from the perspective of health policy and systems research, resulting in limited knowledge on system-level interventions and policies to improve the health of forced migrants. The contributions within this edited volume seek to rectify this gap in the literature by compiling the existing knowledge on health systems and health policy responses to forced migration with a focus on asylum seekers, refugees, and internally displaced people. It al…
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Bozorgmehr, Kayvan
Roberts, Bayard
Razum, Oliver
Biddle, Louise
Responsibility
Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Bayard Roberts, Oliver Razum, Louise Biddle, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 249 p.) : 23 illus., 18 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030338121
9783030338114 (Print ed.)
9783030338138 (Print ed.)
9783030338145 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Policy
Health Services Administration
Human Migration
Refugees
Specialty
Health Planning
Health Services Administration
Policy
Abstract
Forced migration has yet to be sufficiently addressed from the perspective of health policy and systems research, resulting in limited knowledge on system-level interventions and policies to improve the health of forced migrants. The contributions within this edited volume seek to rectify this gap in the literature by compiling the existing knowledge on health systems and health policy responses to forced migration with a focus on asylum seekers, refugees, and internally displaced people. It also brings together the work of research communities from the fields of political science, epidemiology, health sciences, economics, psychology, and sociology to push the knowledge frontier of health research in the area of forced migration towards health policy and systems-level interventions, while also framing potential routes for further research in this area. Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration offers unique and interdisciplinary theoretical, empirical, and literature-based perspectives that apply a health policy and systems approach to health and healthcare challenges among forced migrants. It will find an engaged audience among policy makers and analysts, international organizations, scholars in academia, think tanks, and students in undergraduate programs or at the graduate level, for policy, practice, and educational purposes.
Contents
1. Health Policy and Systems Responses to Forced Migration: An Introduction -- 2. The Political Economy of Health and Forced Migration in Europe -- 3. Innovative Humanitarian Health Financing for Refugees -- 4. Health Care Financing Arrangements and Service Provision for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon -- 5. Health Financing for Asylum Seekers in Europe: Three Scenarios towards Responsive Financing Systems -- 6. Understanding the Resilience of Health Systems -- 7. Health Security in the Context of Forced Migration -- 8. Security Over Health: The Effect of Security Policies on Migrant Mental Health in the United Kingdom -- 9. Evidence on Health Records for Migrants and Refugees: Findings from a Systematic Review -- 10. Assessing the Health of Persons Experiencing Forced Migration: Current Practices for Health Service Organisations -- 11. Discrimination as a Health Systems Response to Forced Migration -- 12. Health Systems Responsiveness to the Mental Health Needs of Forcibly Displaced Persons -- 13. Global Social Governance and Health Protection for Forced Migrants.
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Disruptive Innovation through Digital Transformation : Multi-Sided Platforms of E-Health in China

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Xue Han, Yuanyuan Wu, Jie Zheng. --Singapore: Springer ; Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press , c2020.
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The book addresses the prevalent digital transformation and focuses on its significant disruption in healthcare. In light of the distinctive characteristics and evolution of the Chinese healthcare industry, private multi-sided platform (MSP) companies emerge to offer novel values and explore the industry value chain. Drawing on the management and economics literature of MSPs, this book examines the selected Chinese MSPs and compares them with the counterpart MSPs in the U.S. This analysis highl…
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Han, Xue
Other Authors
Wu, Yuanyuan
Zheng, Jie
Responsibility
Xue Han, Yuanyuan Wu, Jie Zheng.
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer ; Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 108 p.) : 16 illus., 13 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811539442
9789811539435 (Print ed.)
9789811539459 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Care Sector - trends
Health Policy
National Health Programs
Telemedicine
Other Subjects
China
Specialty
Health Services Administration
Abstract
The book addresses the prevalent digital transformation and focuses on its significant disruption in healthcare. In light of the distinctive characteristics and evolution of the Chinese healthcare industry, private multi-sided platform (MSP) companies emerge to offer novel values and explore the industry value chain. Drawing on the management and economics literature of MSPs, this book examines the selected Chinese MSPs and compares them with the counterpart MSPs in the U.S. This analysis highlights how the unfolding healthcare disruption is valuable for both scholars and practitioners to understand the trends and to take effective actions. “Disruptive Innovation through Digital Transformation: Multi-Sided Platforms of E-Health in China” provides readers in the developing and developed countries with insights on how to approach the current multi-sided platform and to resolve the current problems to better serve customers and patients in the healthcare market.
Contents
1. Demands for Healthcare Industry Changes Provide the Soil for Digital Transformation -- 2. Digital Transformation, Multi-sided Platforms, and Analytical Framework -- 3. Distinctive Characteristics of the Chinese Healthcare Industry -- 4. Emerging E-Health MSPs in China -- 5. Pair Comparison Between Chinese MSPs and American MSPs -- 6. Patient Engagement in Healthcare Industry Digital Transformation -- 7. Conclusions and Future Research.
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Return on Investment for Healthcare Quality Improvement

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Craig A. Solid. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of performing return-on-investment (ROI) analyses for healthcare quality improvement (QI). In the United States, healthcare policy regarding physician and facility payment/reimbursement is steadily trending towards the use of “value-based” systems and away from the traditional “fee-for-service” (FFS) payment mechanisms. Healthcare professionals and organizations who have previously focused on quality metrics are now finding themselves burdened with havi…
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Solid, Craig A.
Responsibility
Craig A. Solid
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 263 p.) : 45 illus., 6 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030464783
9783030464776 (Print ed.)
9783030464790 (Print ed.)
9783030464806 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Delivery of Health Care - economics
Quality Improvement - economics
Specialty
Economics
Health Services Administration
Abstract
This book offers a comprehensive overview of performing return-on-investment (ROI) analyses for healthcare quality improvement (QI). In the United States, healthcare policy regarding physician and facility payment/reimbursement is steadily trending towards the use of “value-based” systems and away from the traditional “fee-for-service” (FFS) payment mechanisms. Healthcare professionals and organizations who have previously focused on quality metrics are now finding themselves burdened with having to define and assess value metrics, without much guidance or assistance. This volume aims to be a guide and a reference for healthcare professionals tasked with estimating and establishing ROI for QI. Chapters describe the general framework for how to perform QI; establish standard definitions of important terms, concepts, and calculations; and provide specific instructions for how to complete each step of an ROI analysis. These include: selecting a QI initiative and identifying the associated metrics, establishing measurable, monetizable, and attributable costs and benefits, determining the appropriate scope and perspective, calculating ROI and related metrics (payback period, benefit-to-cost ratio, etc.), comparing with established benchmarks or previously published results, and interpreting the results for the intended audience. In addition, chapters offer examples of real studies (or hypothetical studies of real situations), as well as templates for several of the necessary activities that readers can leverage for their own use. Return on Investment for Healthcare Quality Improvement is a must-have resource for healthcare providers, administrators, and other professionals who work in healthcare organizations, hospitals and other healthcare settings, health systems, and residency programs seeking to obtain outside funding, as well as policy makers and administrators of federal programs.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Planning an ROI Analysis -- 3. Initial Steps -- 4. Costs and Benefits -- 5. Performing Base Case and Sensitivity Analyses -- 6. Interpretation and Presentation -- 7. Hypothetical Case Studies -- 8. Tips and Templates -- 9. Expanded Topics in ROI.
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Ethics and Drug Resistance : Collective Responsibility for Global Public Health

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Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Michael Selgelid, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This open access volume provides in-depth analysis of the wide range of ethical issues associated with drug-resistant infectious diseases. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is widely recognized to be one of the greatest threats to global public health in coming decades; and it has thus become a major topic of discussion among leading bioethicists and scholars from related disciplines including economics, epidemiology, law, and political theory. Topics covered in this volume include responsible use…
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Jamrozik, Euzebiusz
Selgelid, Michael
Responsibility
Euzebiusz Jamrozik, Michael Selgelid, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 448 p.) : 1 illus.
Series Vol.
5
Series Title
Public health ethics analysis
ISBN
9783030278748
9783030278731 (Print ed.)
9783030278755 (Print ed.)
9783030278762 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2211-6680
Subjects (MeSH)
Antimicrobial Stewardship - ethics
Bioethical Issues
Subjects (LCSH)
Bioethics
Drug resistance
Infectious diseases
Specialty
Ethics
Infectious Disease Medicine
Pharmacy
Abstract
This open access volume provides in-depth analysis of the wide range of ethical issues associated with drug-resistant infectious diseases. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is widely recognized to be one of the greatest threats to global public health in coming decades; and it has thus become a major topic of discussion among leading bioethicists and scholars from related disciplines including economics, epidemiology, law, and political theory. Topics covered in this volume include responsible use of antimicrobials; control of multi-resistant hospital-acquired infections; privacy and data collection; antibiotic use in childhood and at the end of life; agricultural and veterinary sources of resistance; resistant HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria; mandatory treatment; and trade-offs between current and future generations. As the first book focused on ethical issues associated with drug resistance, it makes a timely contribution to debates regarding practice and policy that are of crucial importance to global public health in the 21st century.
Contents
Part I. Ethics and Drug Resistance in Context -- 1. Drug-Resistant Infection: Causes, Consequences, and Responses -- 2. Preventive Therapy for Multidrug Resistant Latent Tuberculosis Infection: An Ethical Imperative with Ethical Barriers to Implementation? -- 3. Providing Universal Access While Avoiding Antiretroviral Resistance: Ethical Tensions in HIV Treatment -- 4. Ethics and Antimalarial Drug Resistance -- 5. Antimicrobial Resistance and the Private Sector in Southeast Asia -- 6. Hospital Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS): Dual Strategies to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance (ABR) in Hospitals -- 7. Epidemiology and Ethics of Antimicrobial Resistance in Animals -- Part II. Theoretical Approaches to Ethics and Drug Resistance -- 8. The Virtuous Physician and Antimicrobial Prescribing Policy and Practice -- 9. Moral Responsibility and the Justification of Policies to Preserve Antimicrobial Effectiveness -- 10. Access to Effective Diagnosis and Treatment for Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Deepening the Human Rights-Based Approach -- 11. The Right to Refuse Treatment for Infectious Disease -- 12. Surveillance and Control of Asymptomatic Carriers of Drug-Resistant Bacteria -- 13. Conceptualizing the Impact of MDRO Control Measures Directed at Carriers: A Capability Approach -- 14. A Capability Perspective on Antibiotic Resistance, Inequality, and Child Development -- 15. Fairness in the Use of Information About Carriers of Resistant Infections -- 16. Antimicrobial Resistance and Social Inequalities in Health: Considerations of Justice -- 17. The Economics of Resistance Through an Ethical Lens -- Part III. Ethics, Regulation, Governance, and Drug Resistance -- 18. Antibiotics and Animal Agriculture: The Need for Global Collective Action -- 19. Technological Fixes and Antimicrobial Resistance -- 20. Tackling Anti-microbial Resistance: An Ethical Framework for Rational Antibiotic Use -- 21. Solidarity and Antimicrobial Resistance -- 22. Justifying Antibiotic Resistance Interventions: Uncertainty, Precaution and Ethics -- 23. Antimicrobial Footprints, Fairness, and Collective Harm -- 24. Global Health Governance and Antimicrobial Resistance -- 25. Global Governance of Anti-microbial Resistance: A Legal and Regulatory Toolkit -- 26. The Super-Wicked Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance.
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Fundamentals of paramedic practice : a systems approach

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Sam Willis, Roger Dalrymple, editors. (2nd ed.) --Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell , c2020.
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Driven by changes to clinical practice, new evidence-based research, and shifts in global economics and politics, the field of paramedic science is rapidly evolving. This new edition of Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice offers students and recently qualified practitioners an accessible and comprehensive introduction to paramedic science and pre-hospital care, providing expert and up-to-date guidance on the essential theories and real-world practice of this dynamic area of emergency medicine.
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Other Authors
Willis, Sam
Responsibility
Sam Willis, Roger Dalrymple, editors
Edition
2nd ed.
Alternate Title
Paramedic practice
Place of Publication
Hoboken, NJ
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781119462958
Subjects (MeSH)
Emergency Medical Services
Emergency Medical Technicians
Emergency Treatment
Professional Role
Specialty
Allied Health Occupations
Emergency Medicine
Abstract
Driven by changes to clinical practice, new evidence-based research, and shifts in global economics and politics, the field of paramedic science is rapidly evolving. This new edition of Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice offers students and recently qualified practitioners an accessible and comprehensive introduction to paramedic science and pre-hospital care, providing expert and up-to-date guidance on the essential theories and real-world practice of this dynamic area of emergency medicine.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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