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New Rules: Regulation, Markets, and the Quality of American Health Care

ISBN: 978-0-7879-0149-3
404 pages
November 1995, Jossey-Bass
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New Rules tells the tale of the evolution of health care regulation over the last quarter century and examines the relationship between regulation and quality improvement. The authors outline ways to convert regulation from a meaningless waste of resources into a system that can truly help practitioners provide better care. And they offer bold recommAndations for change, with fourteen of their own prescriptions'' for specific arenas of regulation.
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Table of Contents

1. The Role of Regulation
2. The Regulatory Landscape Through the Early 1970s
3. The History of Research on Health Care Quality
4. The Evolution of Health Care and Its Regulation
5. The Federalization of Health Care Oversight: Implications for Quality
6. Regulation and Quality Improvement in Health Care Today
7. Regulating for Improvement: A Prescription
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Author Information

TROYEN A. BRENNAN is professor of Law and Public Health and professor of Medicine at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He is the author of Just Doctoring: Medical Ethics in the Liberal State (1991). DONALD M. BERWICK is president and CEO of the Institute for Health Care Improvement in Boston. He is coauthor (with B. Godfrey and J. Roessner) of the best-selling Curing Health Care (Jossey-Bass, 1990).
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"Brennen and Berwick's diagnosis and prescription for changes should be considered by every person who writes a rule, seeks compliance with a rule, or depAnds on a rule to obtain bood or better quality health care." --Paul Batalaen, M.D., director of Health Care Improvement Leadership Development, Dartmouth Medical School

"In their timely, well-written and thought-provoking book New Rules: Regulation, Markets, and the Quality of American Health Care, Brennan and Berwick develop a framework and guidelines for considering the types of regulations that will best support improved health care delivery in the United States." --Michael Schwartz, International Journal for Quality in Health Care
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