Amit K. Ghosh, MD
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Ghosh AK. Evidence-Based to Value-Based Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 2005;142:952. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-142-11-200506070-00023
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2005;142(11):952.
Brown MM, Brown GC, Sharma S, eds. 339 pages. Chicago: AMA; 2005. $64.95. ISBN 1579476252. Order at http://www.amapress.com.
Field of medicine: Evidence-based medicine and value-based medicine.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Physicians, health care researchers, health policymakers, managers, and payers of health care.
Purpose: To provide physicians with information on value-based medicine to help them understand quality-of-life variables, deliver high-quality care, integrate patient values with best evidence, and estimate clinical outcomes using health care economics.
Content: The book consists of 21 chapters divided into 4 parts. Part 1 (chapters 1 through 3) provides background information, defines value-based medicine, and includes information on previous barriers to practicing value-based medicine, such as the lack of standardization of parameters to perform cost-utility studies and health care economics emphasizing health care expenditure in the United States. Part 2 (chapter 4) provides a traditional description of evidence-based medicine, summarizing study decisions, levels of evidence, and paucity of value measurement in most studies. Part 3 (chapters 5 through 14) provides details on the definition of ideal quality-of-life instruments, types of quality-of-life instruments (function-based vs. preference-based), estimation of value and costs, and theories of decision analysis. Part 4 (chapters 15 through 21) provides insight into value-based medicine, with details on performing cost-utility analysis with scenarios depicting the application of value-based medicine in nursing care and pharmacoeconomics.
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