By Stephen L. Isaacs, David C. Colby

Given that 1972, the Robert wooden Johnson origin has been the nation's biggest philanthropy committed solely to overall healthiness. To additional its challenge of bettering the overall healthiness and future health care of all american citizens, the basis strives to foster innovation, boost principles, disseminate info, and let devoted humans to commit their energies to bettering the nation's healthiness. As a part of the Foundation's efforts to notify the general public, the 11th quantity within the Robert wooden Johnson beginning Anthology sequence, to enhance healthiness and healthiness Care, offers an in-depth investigate the courses it cash. Written for policymakers and practitioners, in addition to individuals of the general public, the sequence bargains useful classes for leaders and educators constructing plans for the arrival years.

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5. See Chapter One in this volume. c02 9/8/07 11:19 AM Page 37 Health Services Research k 37 I n the days when health care was little more than a cottage industry, with only a slight impact on the economy, interest in studying it was limited. ” One of them was Ernest Codman, a physician who, in the 1910s, classified hospital discharges, the number of medical errors, and the reasons for those errors. Other pioneers include Harry Moore, an economist with the United States Public Health Service, and I.

The nutritionist would chart monthly results, and all would cheer as kids made it out of the tenth percentile. “To see this work was pretty cool,” Blackwelder said. Parents also pushed for all kids to be given flu shots to prevent secondary respiratory infections, and parents and doctors kept an eye on innovations at other cystic fibrosis centers to learn the fine points of what was working well elsewhere. This intensive effort brought the intended results. Fewer than 25 percent of the patients are now in the very low weight category.

Health Affairs, 2005, 24(4), 1161–1165. 2. Kennan, T. ” To Improve Health and Health Care, 1988–1989: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1989 3. Warner, K. E. ” Tobacco Control Policy. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. 4. Bronner, E. ” To Improve Health and Health Care, Vol. VI: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Anthology. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. 5. See Chapter One in this volume. c02 9/8/07 11:19 AM Page 37 Health Services Research k 37 I n the days when health care was little more than a cottage industry, with only a slight impact on the economy, interest in studying it was limited.

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