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Value by Design: Developing Clinical Microsystems to Achieve Organizational Excellence, Second Edition by Joel S. Lazar, Marjorie M. Godfrey, Paul B. Batalden, Eugene C. Nelson

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Chapter 6. DESIGNING PREVENTIVE CARE TO IMPROVE HEALTH

Joel S. Lazar

Paul B. Batalden

Marjorie M. Godfrey

Eugene C. Nelson

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Define preventive care from the patient and microsystem perspective.

  • Describe the four domains of care and how they are similar or different.

  • Compare and contrast traditional prevention categories with action prevention domains.

  • Describe the Clinical Improvement Equation and its implications for health care improvement.

Preventable illnesses account for half of our nation's deaths each year and for significantly more than half of our health care costs. The work of preventive care begins with thoughtful microsystem attention to patients' needs for proactive assessment and mitigation of health risks. Specific design ...

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