The Future of Health-Care Delivery

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The Future of Health-Care Delivery

Why It Must Change and How It Will Affect You

Stephen C. Schimpff, MD

272 pages

Hardcover

February 2012

978-1-61234-156-9

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eBook (PDF)

(Requires Adobe Digital Editions)

March 2012

978-1-61234-157-6

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About the Book

Approximately 100,000 deaths per year in the United States result from preventable medical errors. This figure is about twice the number of people who die in car accidents and five times the number of murder victims annually, and twenty times the number of servicemen and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the start of hostilities in 2001. If you think Americans have the best health-care system in the world, think again. In this deeply researched and controversial book, Dr. Stephen Schimpff explains why our health-care delivery system serves us so poorly, why it costs so much, and why government policy over many decades has not only failed to improve care delivery but has actually made it worse. In the process, he dispels common misconceptions about medicine and health care. The Future of Health-Care Delivery provides timely information and a road map to achieve world-class care delivery, putting health care where it belongs—in the hands of the patient and medical professionals instead of the insurance companies and government.

Author Bio

Dr. Stephen C. Schimpff, MD is a physician and an acclaimed educator of medical students and resident trainees. He has more than twenty years of leadership experience, including directing a major cancer center and serving as the chief operating officer of a multi-hospital system and as th chief executive officer of one of America’s most recognized tertiary care teaching hospitals. He has published more than 200 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, edited three medical textbooks, and has published two books for general readers. Dr. Schimpff has lectured widely to professional and general audiences and is recognized for his unique ability to convert complex information into easily understood concepts. He lives in Columbia, Maryland.

Praise

"Dr. Schimpff collects the insights from front-line health-care leaders to explain the coming disruptive changes that will impact our care delivery, and he offers sensible advice on what government, medicine, and individuals can do to improve care delivery while reducing the costs."—Dr. Mehmet Oz

"This book could not have arrived at a more opportune time. With unsustainable costs coupled with a fragmented delivery framework, health care is in urgent need of reform. Dr. Schimpff, a seasoned health-care executive, capably sheds badly needed light on an all-too-complicated subject."—Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOG, professor of medical science, former dean of medicine and biological sciences, and Frank L. Day Professor of Biology, Brown University

"At last we have a clear way through the morass of health-care delivery and its needed reform. Dr Schimpff’s tour de force should be required reading for every member of Congress and every voter, all of whom need to know what is really at stake with health-care reform. This book tells it all—clearly, urgently, and without political agenda."—Stephen H. Zinner, MD, Charles S. Davidson Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and chair, Department of Medicine, Mount Auburn Hospital, Boston

"Everyone should read this book; it will open your eyes to the reasons why health care costs so much yet is beset with so many interminable problems. Dr. Schimpff is a master at converting the complex into the comprehensible. Whether you agree with all of his recommendations or not, he bases them on real facts."—Robert A. Chrencik, MBA, CPA, president and CEO, University of Maryland Medical System

"The health-care conundrum, representing almost 20 percent of GNP, challenges even the brightest minds. Dr. Schimpff’s insights and unraveling of a very complex industry will in fact help drive change in this country and influence the national platform. A must-read for all health-care executives."—Sarah E. Sinclair, MBA, BSN, RN, FACHE, executive chief nursing officer and chair of the Stanley Shalom Zielony Institute for Nursing Excellence, Cleveland Clinic

"Dr. Schimpff’s refreshing refusal to take sides in the partisan squabble over health-care reform in Washington makes this book invaluable as a guide for those of us who will be making critical decisions in the near future."—Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD)