Joanne Beswick

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In the United States, the complex process of getting health care technologies into practice takes place in a competitive health system that is driven by technological innovation. Federal, state, and local governments' roles in the diffusion process are limited. In low-income countries, where competitive markets are not as prominent, diffusing medical(More)
This case commentary discusses a recent case concerning the determination of acceptable clinical practice. It critically examines two particular elements of the judgment-the method for the determination of acceptable clinical practice including the impact (if any) of the Bolitho exception. It then moves on to considering the importance of consent as a(More)
Objective The analysis in this paper represents the first step of a multi-phase effort to understand the disease burden, and to develop strategies for tackling the health problems of Islamic populations. In this starting phase of the analysis, an overview of the burden of disease for selected Islamic populations is presented. Criteria Used for Country(More)
BACKGROUND To deliver greater value in the accountable care context, the Institute of Medicine argues for a culture of teamwork at multiple levels--across professional and organizational siloes and with patients and their families and communities. The logic of performance improvement is that data are needed to target interventions and to assess their(More)
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