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The Challenge of change : reforming health care on the front line in the United States and the United Kingdom

Givan, Rebecca Kolins, 1975- author.

Ithaca, New York ; London, England : ILR Press 2016

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  • Title:
    The Challenge of change : reforming health care on the front line in the United States and the United Kingdom
  • Author/Creator: Givan, Rebecca Kolins, 1975- author.
  • Publisher: Ithaca, New York ; London, England : ILR Press
  • Creation Date: 2016
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (217 p.).
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Subjects: Health care reform -- United States; Health care reform -- Great Britain; Culture and politics of health care work
  • Description: There is constant pressure on hospitals to improve health care delivery and increase cost effectiveness. New initiatives are the order of the day in the dramatically different health care systems of the United States and Great Britain. In this book, Rebecca Kolins Givan analyses the successes and failures of efforts to improve hospitals and explains what factors make it likely that the implementation of reforms will be rewarded by positive transformation in a particular institution's day-to-day operation.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Contents: Health care systems in the United States and the United Kingdom: a lifetime of change
    Turbulence in the two systems
    Measuring and rewarding performance: imposing change from above in the United Kingdom
    Regulating the frontline from above: the joint commission and hospital regulation in the United States
    Pushing back from the frontline: staff responses to privatization in the National Health Service
    Building a safety culture from the frontline in the United States
    From the health care workplace to the health care system: learning from the United States and United Kingdom.
  • Target Audience: Audience: Specialized.
  • OCLC Number: 957590819
  • Identifier: ISBN1-5017-0657-8;ISBN1-5017-0602-0