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From time to time, we will bring your attention to resources and books about health care reform. Our inaugural entry is a new book: Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results by Michael E. Porter and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg, published by the Harvard Business School Press (2006).

Here is the description of the book:

The U.S. health care system is in crisis. At stake are the quality of care for millions of Americans and the financial well-being of individuals and employers squeezed by skyrocketing premiums--not to mention the stability of state and federal government budgets. In Redefining Health Care, internationally renowned strategy expert Michael E. Porter and innovation expert Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg reveal the underlying--and largely overlooked--causes of the problem and provide a powerful prescription for change.

Check out the lively debate sparked by the book on the blog of Health Affairs.

"In their recently published manifesto, Redefining Health Care (2006), Michael E. Porter and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg — hereafter simply PT — offer a utopian vision of a health system that might occur to anyone possessed of a modicum of common sense but not too familiar with the real world of health care," according to a post by Uwe Reinhardt.

Or this one from James Robinson: "Redefining Health Care is a tour de force, a magisterial analysis, and a long-overdue application to the health sector of core principles of business strategy. It’s also a bit of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears.'"

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Oct 13, 2006 8:26:47 AM
Kathleen says

Here is another interesting book that just came out:

Narrative Matters: The Power of the Personal Essay in Health Policy

The 293-page book, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, is a compilation of 46 essays drawn from the popular Narrative Matters section of Health Affairs. Since its inception in 1999, Narrative Matters has offered first-person accounts that illustrate the impact on real people of the health policy issues that are addressed in more academic form in the rest of the journal. Essays in Narrative Matters discuss a variety of topics, including sections on writing to change things, hard financial realities, patients' stories, disparity dilemmas, and practical ethics, among others.

"These essays could be read simply as terrific stories about people facing emotional and often life-changing experiences," said Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, a professor of pediatrics and health policy at George Washington University, a contributing editor to Health Affairs, and editor of the Narrative Matters section. "But these stories have another dimension as well: Their conflicts and--sometimes--resolutions show the impacts of the choices we make in our health care system in a more memorable and concrete way than data alone. That's why I use the term 'policy narrative' to describe the contents of Narrative Matters and this book."

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