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Implementing Outcome-Based Home Care: A Workbook of OBQI, Care Pathways and Disease Management


M. Huffman. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. 2005. 236 pp. $69.95. (800) 832-0034.


This unique workbook provides home care managers, leadership staff, senior clinicians, and administrators the tools necessary to implement outcome-based patient care using OASIS outcomes, OBQI, care pathways, and disease management. Topics and application strategies help everyone easily integrate outcomes into the organization's marketing initiatives, financial-based decisions, and staff competency assessment and performance appraisals.


The workbook allows providers to simplify and manage their total OBQI program and other outcome initiatives and is the first and only resource to present the subject matter of OBQI, care pathways, and disease management in a single, active, adult learning format. A CD allows management and staff to apply principles to their own reports and data. This is also the only resource that guides the integration of OASIS outcomes into these two methods of outcome-based patient care.