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What the Commission is Reading

Following are books that Health Care Commission leaders have read and recommended.


    Health Care Quality and Cost

        Tracking Medicine, by John E. Wennberg; Oxford University Press, 2010

        Best Care at Lower Costs, by the Institute of Medicine; The National Academies Press, 2013

        Crossing the Quality Chasm, by the Institute of Medicine; The National Academies Press, 2001

        Overdiagnosed: Making People Sick in Pursuit of Health, by H. Gilbert Welch, MD; Lisa Schwartz, Steve Wooshin; Beacon Press, 2011

        The Best Care Possible, by Ira Byock, MD; Avery, 2012

        BETTER: A Surgeon’s Notes on Performance, by Atul Gawande, MD; Picador, 2007

        Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (DVD), by Matthew Heineman and Susan Fromke; Lionsgate, 2012


    Population Health and Prevention

        U.S. Health in International Perspective: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, by the National Research Council & the Institute of Medicine; The National Academies Press, 2013


    Employers’ Role in Health & Health Care

        The Company that Solved Health Care, by John Torinus, Jr.; BenBella Books, Inc., 2010