Monday, September 18, 2006

Book Review

Bob Cathcart, one of the old lions of health care, has read a book that impressed him and is anxious to hear the comments of others.

Here is what he has to say:

About a week ago I finished reading the book, "Redefining Health Care,Creating Value-Based Competition on Results." The authors are Michael E.Porter and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg. During the past 58 years I have read many papers and books by economists proposing changes in the manner health care services in the United Statesare organized and provided. "Redefining Health Care" is the most refreshing,creative and imaginative set of proposals that I have found. The authors areable to define the problems that many of us can identify. Then they providepragmatic solutions for problems that we have struggled with for so manyyears. I wonder if many of us health care workers are too close to the health care mess and can't see the broad policy issues as well as"outsiders" can? I am impressed that "outsiders" Porter and Teisberg can see broad policy aspects and advise us on how to cope with them.

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