Escape Fire: Designs for the Future of Health Care
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Escape Fire: Designs for the Future of Health Care

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Spanning a decade (1992-2002), these speeches echo the theme that our health care system needs fundamental change and a revolutionary new design. Throughout the book, Berwick identifies innovations and ideas from a number of surprising sources--a girls' soccer team, a sinking ship, and the safety standards at NASA. "Escape Fire" takes its title from the 1949 Mann Gulch tra...more
Hardcover, 315 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Jossey-Bass
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Angi
Don berwick is inspiring! Amazing though how little has changed over the ten years of his speeches.
Jgknobler
I read this because the author is my daughter's boss (and he is a terrific boss.) The ideas are better presented in this week's NY Times Magazine cover article about Dr. Brent James. The movement to improve quality of and access to medical care, while reducing waste and cost, is an important one. Dr. Berwick also has some interesting ideas about giving patients more control of their care. As a literary effort, however, this collection of keynote speeches at an annual conference is repetitive and...more
Tom
Good reading for anyone who cares about US health care systems... which sooner or later affect nearly any person living in the US. I appreciate someone taking the time to examine deeply the kinds of systemic improvements needed.
Emma Kwee
Mar 27, 2014 Emma Kwee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those interested in healthcare quality, patient safety and management!
Favourite keynote speeches:

Sauerkraut, Sobriety, and the Spread of Change
Why The Vasa Sank
Eagles and Weasels
Dirty Words and Magic Spells
Every Single One
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Jon Silver
this is a great book for anyone interested in healthcare system improvement and being inspired
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