Description : Failure to Adjust presents an especially timely analysis of the trade policies of the Obama administration, and discusses how America can reassert itself as the leader in setting rules for international economic competition that would spread the benefits of global trade and investment more broadly.
Description : When you're considering device therapy for a patient with heart failure, be sure to consult this concise reference for the latest information on who benefits most from which device.In clear, straightforward prose, Dr. Feldman addresses: Resynchronization Therapy, ICD, Ultrafiltration, Impulse Therapy, Chronic Implantable Monitoring, Bioimpedance, EECP, and more. With chapters devoted to monitoring the patient on device therapy and the future of device therapy in heart failure, this book makes an important contribution to patient care.
Description : Americans should be able to count on receiving health care that is safe. To achieve this, a new health care delivery system is needed â€" a system that both prevents errors from occurring, and learns from them when they do occur. The development of such a system requires a commitment by all stakeholders to a culture of safety and to the development of improved information systems for the delivery of health care. This national health information infrastructure is needed to provide immediate access to complete patient information and decision-support tools for clinicians and their patients. In addition, this infrastructure must capture patient safety information as a by-product of care and use this information to design even safer delivery systems. Health data standards are both a critical and time-sensitive building block of the national health information infrastructure. Building on the Institute of Medicine reports To Err Is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, Patient Safety puts forward a road map for the development and adoption of key health care data standards to support both information exchange and the reporting and analysis of patient safety data.
Description : Written by noted experts with day-to-day experience in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), this comprehensive, practical reference gives physicians a thorough knowledge of the indications, techniques for implantation, complications, programming, and follow-up of CRT devices in patients with heart failure and intra- and interventricular conduction delays. Each chapter has how-to and troubleshooting sections to help readers avoid or navigate the pitfalls encountered in day-to-day clinical practice. Each chapter also has a summary box capturing the key clinical pearls. This book will be a valuable aid in preparing for the Heart Rhythm Exam/International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) exam.
Description : Heart Failure synthesizes established clinical guidelines for the management of heart failure in an easy-to-use handbook for busy clinicians.
Description : Annotation World Bank Discussion Paper No. 288.Summarizes the proceedings of a seminar held in Harare, May 1994, that assessed the extent to which policy reforms related to structural adjustment have been implemented and examined their results.
Description : Executives with a track record of success are sometimes fired, demoted, or plateaued. This publication presents findings of a study conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), which compared contemporary derailed and successful executives in the United States and Europe. Results are compared to those of earlier CCL findings. Data were gathered from interviews with 20 senior executives from 15 Fortune 500 service or manufacturing companies in the United States and 42 senior executives from 24 large service or manufacturing organizations in 6 European Union countries--Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom. The executives also completed a SYMLOG (Systematic Multiple-Level Observation of Groups) questionnaire, an instrument that measures group dynamics affecting leadership and teamwork. A comparison of derailment factors identified by 1980s and 1990s research and across cultures revealed four dominant derailment themes: (1) problems with interpersonal relationships; (2) failure to meet business objectives; (3) inability to build and lead a team; and (4) inability to adapt during a transition. Eight success themes that appear to have endured over time and across cultures are: (1) being ambitious; (2) establishes strong relationships; (3) consistently gives high performance; (4) having team-building and leadership skills; (5) intelligence; (6) willingness to take risks; (7) ability to adapt; and (8) being a problem solver. Appendices contain the interview guide, the SYMLOG instrument, SYMLOG results, a list of derailment and success factors most frequently mentioned by North American and European senior executives, and a discussion of research limitations. A list of CCL publications, four tables, and six figures are included. (Contains 41 references.) (LMI)