The Quality Cure: How Focusing on Health Care Quality Can Save Your Life and Lower Spending Too by David CutlerThe Quality Cure: How Focusing on Health Care Quality Can Save Your Life and Lower Spending Too by David Cutler

The Quality Cure: How Focusing on Health Care Quality Can Save Your Life and Lower Spending Too

byDavid Cutler

Paperback | April 16, 2014

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In the United States, the soaring cost of health care has become an economic drag and a political flashpoint. Moreover, although the country's medical spending is higher than that of any other nation, health outcomes are no better than elsewhere, and in some cases are even worse. InThe Quality Cure,renowned health care economist and former Obama advisor David Cutler offers an accessible and incisive account of the issues and their causes, as well as a road map for the future of health care reform#151;one that shows how information technology, realigned payment systems, and value-focused organizations together have the power to resolve this seemingly intractable problem and transform the US health care system into one that is affordable, efficient, and effective.
A former senior health care advisor to President Barack Obama, David Cutler is Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University and holds joint appointments in the Economics Department at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is the author ofYour Money or Your Life: Strong ...
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Title:The Quality Cure: How Focusing on Health Care Quality Can Save Your Life and Lower Spending TooFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:April 16, 2014Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520282000

ISBN - 13:9780520282001

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction

1. Cost, Access, and Quality: The Three Horsemen of the Apocalypse
2. The Value Proposition
3. The Cost Control Debate
4. The Quality Cure
5. It’s What You Know
6. Pricing the Priceless
7. Take Me to Your Leader
8. How Long Will It Take?

Notes
Index

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"Cutler has an exceptional ability to tackle an extremely complex topic, such as US health care spending, and make it simple and understandable for noneconomists while remaining true to the theory and science. . . . The Quality Cure should be required reading for those who manage or provide care. In particular, medical students and residents need to understand the ideas in this compelling book. Until now, health care has not had such a simultaneously scholarly and accessible book. Those seasoned in policy making will benefit from Cutler’s insider look, his clear and concise way of communicating complex topics, and the detailed references and figures. Those new to the policy efforts around reducing costs and improving quality will also benefit from Cutler’s simplified conceptual framework, his clear and compelling language, and his disciplined approach. . . . Cutler’s experience, scholarship, and practical wisdom lay out a clear theory of change and policy recommendations for achieving it."