Bookpods

From our library of almost 1000 books we have produced short downloadable podcasts that summarise of the most important classic books- Bookpods. These are essential for anyone working in healthcare and enable you to learn while you walk, drive or travel by bus or train

Each week we will add another book to this page and add it to our Podcast Channel ‘Radio Value’.

10 08, 2020

BookPod – Tracking Medicine by Jack Wennberg

2020-08-10T08:20:44+00:00

Book: Tracking Medicine; a researcher’s quest to understand healthcare  Author: Jack Wennberg Teaser: When we study healthcare at a population, as opposed to institutional, level, a whole new perspective emerges- unwarranted variation. This is variation that is not driven by a failure to standardise, but variation that shows we do not have systems for population healthcare. Understanding the symptom that is unwarranted variation helps inform how we can fix the causes of lower value population healthcare. Tag: Populations

BookPod – Tracking Medicine by Jack Wennberg2020-08-10T08:20:44+00:00
3 08, 2020

BookPod – How Much is Enough? By Enthoven & Smith

2020-08-03T08:41:15+00:00

Book: How Much is Enough? Author: Alain Enthoven & Wayne Smith Teaser: How much should we spend on people with frailty versus people with mental health problems? Unless we can answer questions like this, we cannot have high value universal healthcare. Alain Enthoven, is mistakenly blamed for suggesting to Margaret Thatcher that the NHS should introduce the purchaser provider split- actually his Nuffield Trust paper advocated the development of accountable care organisations. However, this book is about the work he and colleagues did on creating programme budgets in the Department of Defense (sic) in the US. Originally published in 1971 this is a book of enduring value and lasting relevance. Enthoven details the application, history, and controversies surrounding the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System. [...]

BookPod – How Much is Enough? By Enthoven & Smith2020-08-03T08:41:15+00:00
24 07, 2020

BookPod – Social Choice and Individual Values by Kenneth Arrow

2020-07-24T09:34:55+00:00

Book: Social Choice and Individual Values Author: Kenneth Arrow Teaser: Making decisions, especially where there are competing priorities, is complex and sometimes impossible. Arrow describes two ways in which decisions can be made in democratic capitalist countries, markets and politics. Understanding these options are critical to anyone in a position to influence resource use in healthcare. Tag: Thinking in Populations 3D Healthcare

BookPod – Social Choice and Individual Values by Kenneth Arrow2020-07-24T09:34:55+00:00
20 07, 2020

BookPod – An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Health Care by Donabedian

2020-07-20T10:01:41+00:00

Book: An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Health Care Author: Avedis Donabedian Teaser: This book really is obligatory reading for anyone who influences the use of resources in healthcare and is interested in quality. Avedis Donabedian's name is synonymous with quality of health care. He unravelled the mystery behind the concept by defining it in clear operational terms and provided detailed blueprints for both its measurement (known as quality assessment) and its improvement (known as quality assurance). Many before him claimed that quality couldn't be defined in concrete objective terms. He demonstrated that quality is an attribute of a system which he called structure, a set of organised activities which he called process, and an outcome which results from [...]

BookPod – An Introduction to Quality Assurance in Health Care by Donabedian2020-07-20T10:01:41+00:00
13 07, 2020

BookPod – Setting Limits Fairly: Learning to Share Resources for Health by Daniels & Sabin

2020-07-13T10:51:25+00:00

Book: Setting Limits Fairly: Learning to Share Resources for Health Author: Norman Daniels and James Sabin Teaser: The people we serve would expect resources to be used fairly and reasonably. In this book, Daniels and Sabin outline that we lack consensus on principles for allocating medical resources, and in the absence of such a consensus we must develop and rely on a fair decision-making process for setting limits on health care so we can use resources more fairly.  Tag: Populations

BookPod – Setting Limits Fairly: Learning to Share Resources for Health by Daniels & Sabin2020-07-13T10:51:25+00:00
6 07, 2020

BookPod – Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government by Mark Moore

2020-07-06T10:53:18+00:00

Book: Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government Author: Mark Moore Teaser: Anybody leading a public service organisation, a hospital, a clinic, a healthcare payer, should understand their role in providing public value. This great book by Mark Moore summarises what value means within the public sector, and the different perspectives that need to be taken. Tag: Populations

BookPod – Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government by Mark Moore2020-07-06T10:53:18+00:00
29 06, 2020

BookPod – The Strategy of Preventative Medicine by Rose

2020-06-29T10:09:22+00:00

Book: The Strategy of Preventative Medicine Author: Geoffrey Rose Teaser: The current fashion is for targeting interventions towards those at higher risk. But this is often at the expense of interventions that are targeted at a whole population. Which is best? The population strategy of prevention refers to prevention activities that target a whole population regardless of variation in individuals' risk status, whereas a high-risk strategy targets individuals identified as having elevated risk for some adverse health outcome (e.g. thorough screening). In this classic book by Geoffrey Rose, the pros and cons of each approach are discussed. Tag: Populations

BookPod – The Strategy of Preventative Medicine by Rose2020-06-29T10:09:22+00:00
22 06, 2020

BookPod – Trying Hard is Not Good Enough by Friedman

2020-06-22T12:17:49+00:00

Book: Trying hard is not good enough Author: Mark Friedman Teaser: Friedman’s great addition to management thinking was that we need to stop focussing on doing a lot of activity productively and start to focus on outcomes. More importantly, hold ourselves accountable for doing so, Outcomes Based Accountability (OBA) can be used to improve the quality of life in communities, cities, counties, states and nations, including everything from the well-being of children to the creation of a sustainable environment. It is an approach that supports value-based population health.    Tag: Populations

BookPod – Trying Hard is Not Good Enough by Friedman2020-06-22T12:17:49+00:00
5 06, 2020

BookPod – Designing Care: Aligning the Nature and Management of Health Care by Bohmer

2020-06-22T11:06:01+00:00

  Book: Designing Care: Aligning the Nature and Management of Health Care Author: Richard Bohmer Teaser: Why have costs risen in healthcare? How can we improve the value of care? In Designing Care, Harvard Business School professor and doctor Richard Bohmer explains that health-care professionals are tasked with providing two very different types of care - sequential and iterative.  To reduce costs and manage care effectively, sequential and iterative care situations require different management systems. Bohmer reveals how health-care providers can successfully manage both modes.     #systems   Each week we will add another book to this page and add it to our Podcast Channel ‘Radio Value’. Sign up to receive our weekly podcast from Radio Value or subscribe on iTunes here [...]

BookPod – Designing Care: Aligning the Nature and Management of Health Care by Bohmer2020-06-22T11:06:01+00:00