Value and Quality Innovations in Acute and Emergency Care 1st edition 2017
Acute and emergency care plays a critical role in improving population health. Such care can be delivered in a variety of settings including accident and emergency (A&E) departments in the United Kingdom or emergency departments (EDs) in the United States, hospitals, doctors’ offices, urgent care centers, retail clinics, mobile clinics, and by telemedicine.This Value and Quality Innovations in Acute and Emergency Care 1st edition 2017 book describes the current quality and value movement in acute and emergency care and presents 20 case studies of both US-based and international severe care delivery innovations with expert commentaries.
Despite the variety of locations, delivery of this care at the local systems level can be quite challenging. Moreover, while acute and emergency care play a central role in medicine, its provision comes at considerable cost. In the United States, there has been increased scrutiny on healthcare costs, which are changing the regulations that govern acute and emergency care quality measurement and payment. Exploring how dangerous and emergency care can become more efficient and cost-effective is an issue of increasing global importance.
The critical question is this: “How can acute and emergency care become more efficient, cost-effective, and better designed to meet the needs of patients?”
This Value and Quality Innovations in Acute and Emergency Care 1st edition 2017 book is ideal for:
- Stakeholders who are interested in innovation and who want to learn how to improve
care while reducing costs and improving quality by following international models that
inform global change.
- Administrators who want to improve operations and patient flow, particularly in acute
and emergency care settings.
- Policymakers who want to better understand the levers for creating positive change in
acute and emergency care.