Product Overview

Experts from the renowned Jefferson School of Population Health in Philadelphia, Pa., united to assemble this insightful and authoritative guide to health care quality, a must-have book for any clinician trying to improve patient safety. You’ll learn how to apply quality measures and evaluate quality, perspectives on value and value-based purchasing. Take an inside look at the national agenda for improving quality and safety in patient care and peer into the future to see where the quality movement is headed next.

Gain a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by health care leaders striving to deliver high quality, patient-centered care in a safe and cost-effective way.

Product Details

Paperback: 412 pages
Publisher: American College of Physician Executives (2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0978730674
ISBN-13: 9780978730673

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Author Details

David B. Nash, MD, MBA

David B. Nash is dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa. Nash, a board certified internist, founded the original office of health policy in 1990. It evolved into one of the first departments of health policy in an American medical college. In 2008, the Board of Jefferson University approved the creation of the Jefferson School of Population Health.

Nash is internationally recognized for his work in outcomes management, medical staff development and quality-of-care improvement. He has more than 100 scholarly articles and has edited 20 books.

Nash received his BA in economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY; his MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and his MBA in health administration (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.


Janice Clarke, RN, BBA

Janice Clarke is senior medical writer and project director at the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa.


Alexis Skoufalos, EdD

Alexis Skoufalos is associate dean, professional development, at the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa.


Melissa Horowitz

Melissa Horowitz is a project director at of the Jefferson School of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa.

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