The Best Practice
How the New Quality Movement is Transforming Medicine
By Charles C. Kenney
(PublicAffairs, Hardcover, 9781586486198, 336pp.)
Publication Date: July 2008
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If doctor knows best,” why haven’t quality and safety in medicine been more of a sure thing?
Charles Kenney is the author of five works of nonfiction including John F. Kennedy: The Presidential Portfolio, Rescue Men, and three novels. A former Boston Globe journalist, he has served as a consultant to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts on the company’s quality and safety initiative.
Physicians Practice, October issue
“The Best Practice argues persuasively that, in fact, getting sick in the United States doesn’t beat getting sick in Sweden — or in Denmark, England, Germany, Canada, or just about anywhere else in the developed world, for that matter.”
“ ‘The Best Practice’ is an amazingly readable book. My amazement is not a reflection on Kenney's writing, but rather that he managed to make health care quality interesting for nearly 300 pages.”