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Organizational Behaviour in Health Care

Managing Improvement in Healthcare

Attaining, Sustaining and Spreading Quality

Editors: McDermott, Aoife M., Kitchener, Martin, Exworthy, Mark (Eds.)

  • Incorporates interdisciplinary perspectives from the fields of management, medicine, nursing, social science and healthcare
  • Explores an International scope, with contributions covering eight countries
  • Discusses the use of social movement ideas to enroll change agents
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About this book

Reflecting the challenges and opportunities of achieving improvement in healthcare systems, the contributions of this innovative new text lend depth and nuance to an increasing area of academic debate.  Encompassing context, processes and agency, Managing Improvements in Healthcare addresses the task of attaining, embedding and sustaining improvement in the industry. The book begins by offering insight into the different valued aspects of quality, providing specific examples of national and organizational interventions in pursuit of improvement. The second part focuses on strategies for embedding good practice and ensuring the spread of high quality through knowledge mobilization, and the final part draws attention to the different groups of change agents involved in delivering, co-creating and benefitting from quality improvement. This inventive text will be insightful to those researchers interested in healthcare and organization, looking to transform theory into policy and practice.

About the authors

Aoife M. McDermott is Reader in Human Resource Management at Cardiff Business School, and coordinator of Cardiff Health Organization and Policy Studies group, UK. Her research considers the people aspects of service delivery and improvement in healthcare. She is currently a trustee of the Society for Studies in Organizing Healthcare (SHOC).

 

Martin Kitchener is Dean of Cardiff Business School, UK. Alongside his interest in the development of public value governance models in higher education, Martin’s research concentrates on issues of organization, performance, and policy in health and social care. Martin is currently a trustee of SHOC.

 

Mark Exworthy is Professor of Health Policy and Management, at the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, UK. His research interests relate to professions, decentralization, policy implementation and health policy reform. He is currently the Secretary of SHOC.>

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Evolving Dimensions of Quality Care: Comparing Physician and Managerial Perspectives

    Amati, Rebecca (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Multi-level Pluralism: A Pragmatic Approach to Choosing Change and Improvement Methods

    Wiggins, Liz (et al.)

    Pages 25-41

  • Amendments to Reporting of QI Interventions: Insights from the Concept of Affordances

    Berard, Emilie (et al.)

    Pages 43-58

  • Emerging Hybridity: A Comparative Analysis of Regulatory Arrangements in the Four Countries of the UK

    Furnival, Joy (et al.)

    Pages 59-75

  • Contextual Factors Affecting the Implementation of Team-Based Primary Care: A Scoping Review

    Cross, Dori A.

    Pages 77-98

Buy this book

eBook £73.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62235-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £92.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: November 9, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62234-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Managing Improvement in Healthcare
Book Subtitle
Attaining, Sustaining and Spreading Quality
Editors
  • Aoife M. McDermott
  • Martin Kitchener
  • Mark Exworthy
Series Title
Organizational Behaviour in Health Care
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62235-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62235-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62234-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 327
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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