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Best Care Anywhere - Why VA Health Care Would Work Better For Everyone - cover

Best Care Anywhere - Why VA Health Care Would Work Better For Everyone

Phillip Longman

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

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Summary

“An outstanding book . . . documents how the VA’s system of integrative care outperforms the models used by private insurers.” —USW Blog (United Steelworkers) 
 
NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED 
 
Phillip Longman tells the amazing story of the turnaround of the Department of Veterans Affairs health-care system from a dysfunctional, scandal-prone bureaucracy into the benchmark for high-quality medicine in the United States. Best Care Anywhere shows that vast swaths of what we think we know about health, health care, and medical economics are just plain wrong. And the book demonstrates how this extraordinarily cost-effective model, which has proven to be highly popular with veterans, can be made available to everyone. New to this edition is an analysis of how the shortcomings of both so-called Obamacare and Republican plans to privatize Medicare reinforce the need for applying the lessons of the VA. Also included are completely updated statistics and research, as well as examples of how the private sector is already beginning to learn from the VA’s example. 
 
“Among the most important social policy books published in the last decade.” —Ezra Klein, The Washington Post 
 
“Read Best Care Anywhere not just to learn about one of our public health agencies that is a global star in terms of cost effective, evidence-based results, but also to learn how your own health care process can be improved by adopting the Veterans Health Administration’s methodology for transparency and patient-centered care.” —New York Journal of Books
Available since: 03/05/2012.
Print length: 224 pages.

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