Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care: Redirecting Reform for Efficiency and Effectiveness, Revised Edition (Hardback)Jeffrey C. Bauer (author)
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The Paradox: Americans are not as healthy as people in dozens of comparable countries that spend 30 percent less on health care, and our medical marketplace overall is plagued by persistent problems of cost, quality, and access. Yet, the world's best individual health systems are located in the U.S.-each a unique result of visionary leadership and private initiative, not government-driven health reform.
The Imperatives: Due to powerful new forces explained in this book, medical spending has stopped growing. Purchasers, payers, and patients are no longer willing or able to keep paying more. To stay in business and improve population health, providers and their business partners must eliminate the shameful waste generated by inefficient and ineffective production processes.
The Solution: Simply repairing or repealing the Affordable Care Act will not get us where we want to go. The fundamental roadblock is a wasteful system, not uninsured Americans. Reform needs to be immediately redirected to creating the best health care system that 17 percent of GDP can buy. Money saved by taking the new path to reform can then be used to improve population health through access for all. Paradox and Imperatives in Health Care is the roadmap for getting there.
Supplies updated perspectives on health care's problems and solutionsDetails the reasons why government-driven reform does not solve problemsProvides a justification for regulatory relief tied to performance improvementSuggests specific new policies for a better approach to desired outcomesPresents content written expressly for busy executives and policy makers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Number of pages: 159
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 13 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition
"This book displays my enduring optimism that visionary leaders who understand the paradox and imperatives are capable of delivering affordable, world-class health services to all Americans. After 45 years in the medical sector, I am an insider who cares deeply about improving our delivery system-a constructive contrarian excited by possibilities for a better future. To start moving us in this new direction, I propose private sector actions for providing care right all the time, as inexpensively as possible."
-Jeffrey C. Bauer, Ph.D., Medical Economist and Health Futurist