Leadership I

Reading List: Dave Chokshi and François de Brantes

Article · May 23, 2017

  Click To Enlarge.

We asked NEJM Catalyst Thought Leaders to tell us the books and articles that have been “game-changers” for them — the ones that have really affected the way they think about health care and their jobs. Here’s what they said. See all entries here.

 

From Dave Chokshi

The Ecology of Medical Care, NEJM, K. White et al., November 1961.

From the article: “Current discussions about medical care appear largely concerned with two questions: Is the burgeoning harvest of new knowledge fostered by immense public investment in medical research being delivered effectively to the consumers? Is the available quantity, quality and distribution of contemporary medical care optimum in the opinion of the consumers?”

Sick Individuals and Sick Populations, International Journal of Epidemiology, G. Rose, March 1985.

From the abstract: “Aetiology confronts two distinct issues: the determinants of individual cases, and the determinants of incidence rate. If exposure to a necessary agent is homogeneous within a population, then case/control and cohort methods will fail to detect it: they will only identify markers of susceptibility. The corresponding strategies in control are the ‘high-risk’ approach, which seeks to protect susceptible individuals, and the population approach, which seeks to control the causes of incidence. The two approaches are not usually in competition, but the prior concern should always be to discover and control the causes of incidence.”

Contributed by: Dave Chokshi, MD, MSc, FACP, Chief Population Health Officer, OneCity Health and Senior Assistant Vice President, New York City Health + Hospitals

 

From François de Brantes

To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, Institute of Medicine, November 1999.

From the article: “Health care is a decade or more behind many other high-risk industries in its attention to ensuring basic safety.”

Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century, Institute of Medicine, 2001.

From the book: “Today’s health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet recent reports have raised serious doubts about the quality of health care in America.”

Comment from de Brantes: “And the sad part is that these articles continue to be must-reads today because we have yet to fully address the problems that were pointed out and some of the solutions that were outlined.”

Contributed by: François de Brantes, MS, MBA, Vice President and Director, Altarum Institute Center for Payment Innovation

 

What’s on your recommended reading list? Comment below!

New Call for Submissions ­to NEJM Catalyst

Connect

A weekly email newsletter featuring the latest actionable ideas and practical innovations from NEJM Catalyst.

Learn More »

More From Leadership I

Reading List: Leemore Dafny and Stephen Swensen

NEJM Catalyst New Marketplace Theme Leader Leemore Dafny and Leadership Theme Leader Stephen Swensen weigh in on the most influential and inspiring readings of their careers.

Top-Down Implementation Process for Rapid Data Governance Adoption

Good data governance — a set of agreed-upon standards for gathering, formatting, and using data — is essential for health care organizations that want to tap into the power of their information.

Data Graphic: Cost and Coverage Impacts of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Our breakdown of the Congressional Budget Office cost estimate of the U.S. Senate bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, compared to the U.S. House bill, the Affordable Health Care Act (AHCA)

Why Trump’s NIH Funding Cuts Would Be a Disaster

Undermining research funding will deplete medicine and science of the best and brightest minds and lead to a global destabilization with far-reaching impact.

Data Graphic: Health Care Drives Nearly One Million in Job Losses Under the AHCA

A recent study by the Commonwealth Fund on the economic and employment impact of the American Health Care Act (May 2017 version) shows almost one million job losses over the next 9 years, mostly in health care.

Reading List: Rushika Fernandopulle

NEJM Catalyst Thought Leader Rushika Fernandopulle weighs in on the most influential and inspiring texts of his career.

Treating Low-Income Individuals Is Our Obligation

The CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian discusses the policies, interventions, and perspectives required for making sure low-income individuals receive high-quality care.

Board Review and the Middle-Aged Doctor

Taking the boards as a middle-aged doctor offers a renewed perspective on one’s practice.

Reading List: Aaron Martin and Scott Weingarten

NEJM Catalyst Thought Leaders Aaron Martin and Scott Weingarten weigh in on the most influential and inspiring texts of their careers.

Letter to a Young Female Physician

One of the greatest hurdles you confront may be largely of your own making.

Connect

A weekly email newsletter featuring the latest actionable ideas and practical innovations from NEJM Catalyst.

Learn More »

Topics

Leading Teams

114 Articles

Wanted: Talented, Energetic, Creative People to…

Let’s admit the inconvenient, boring truth.

Team Care

78 Articles

Physician Coaching: Clinicians Helping Clinicians on…

A physician coach reflects on who gets better, what works, and how to create a…

Health Care Leaders: Bill or No…

Members of the IHI Leadership Alliance on the enduring significance of the Triple Aim.

Insights Council

Have a voice. Join other health care leaders effecting change, shaping tomorrow.

Apply Now