Ogrinc GS, Headrick LA, Barton AJ, Dolansky MA, Madigosky WS, Miltner RS, Hall AG. Fundamentals of Health Care Improvement: A Guide to Improving Your Patients’ Care (4th edition). Joint Commission Resources and Institute for Healthcare Improvement; 2022.
The 4th edition of the best-selling introductory guide to improvement methods and tools helps health care students and clinicians understand how to apply them to their patient care activities. This book is intended to help health professional learners diagnose, measure, analyze, change, and lead improvements in health care, with the aim to shape reliable, high-quality systems of care in partnership with patients.
New to this edition is a focus on health equity and disparities of care, exploring the relationship between social determinants of health and how improvement methods and skills can help identify and close disparity gaps in systems of care. Also new to this edition is an expanded discussion of effective teamwork and the importance of creating multidisciplinary health care teams that partner with patients and families.