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Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare System
William A. Haseltine
Why look to failed health care reform in America for answers when Singapore serves a model for improving health outcomes without the high cost of U.S. care. William Haseltine provides an illustrative example of a health care system that actually works effectively and efficiently.
Digital Medicine: Healthcare in the Internet Era
Darrel M. West, Edward Alan Miller
A Challenge to barriers to digital advances and compares private and nonprofit use of digital tools. Author Darrell West also analyzes which patients are more likely to seek digital access to health information.
Improving Value in Healthcare: Measuring Quality
The OECD establishes quantitative metrics to track the quality of care across developed countries. This volume analyzes why certain countries may lead in reported quality metrics and what practices other countries can adopt to improve health programs.
Health Policy Developments 13
Kerstin Blum, Ray Moynihan, Reinhard Busse, Sophia Schlette
This volume from the Bertelsmann Foundation counters the notion that more competition leads to better care delivery and outcomes. The authors also explore how the global economic crisis has affected health systems across the world. .