With rapidly rising healthcare costs directly impacting the economy and quality of life, resolving improvement challenges in areas such as safety, effectiveness, patient-centeredness, timeliness, efficiency, and equity has become paramount. Using a system engineering perspective, Handbook of Healthcare Delivery Systems offers theoretical foundation

chapter 3|20 pages

The VA Healthcare Delivery System

chapter 6|14 pages

Long-Term Care

chapter 7|8 pages

Healthcare Insurance: An Introduction

chapter 8|14 pages

An Integrated Model of Healthcare Delivery

chapter 10|12 pages

Managing Physician Panels in Primary Care

chapter 11|14 pages

Lean in Healthcare

chapter 12|16 pages

Patient Safety and Proactive Risk Assessment

chapter 14|20 pages

Computer Simulation in Healthcare

chapter 16|18 pages

Queueing Theory and Modeling*

chapter 18|14 pages

Statistical Analysis and Modeling

chapter 21|14 pages

Facility Planning and Design

chapter 23|16 pages

Scheduling and Sequencing

chapter 24|18 pages

Data Mining

chapter 25|14 pages

Applications to HIV Prevention Strategies

chapter 27|20 pages

Vaccine Production

chapter 28|18 pages

Economic Implications of Preventive Care

chapter 29|18 pages

Interactive Medicine

chapter 32|22 pages

Emergency Department Crowding

chapter 34|12 pages

Capacity Planning in Operating Rooms

chapter 36|16 pages

Anesthesia Group Management and Strategies

chapter 38|14 pages

Decontamination Service

chapter 40|16 pages

Emergency Planning Model for Pandemics

chapter 41|42 pages

Public Health and Medical Preparedness

chapter 43|18 pages

Correlation with Social and Medical Factors

chapter 44|12 pages

Healthcare Foodservice

chapter 46|18 pages

Wireless Sensor Network

chapter 47|18 pages

Bar Coding in Medication Administration

chapter 48|14 pages

Clinical Decision Support Systems