This book focuses on what emerging practitioners and leaders of healthcare delivery science need to know to be successful. It is divided into four parts:
While the book is a coherent whole and progresses logically, each part and chapter is also designed to stand on its own. That makes it fine to skip around to meet your needs. Each of you will have a different background, with different strengths and different areas that you're trying to strengthen. For example, if you're a researcher or epidemiologist, Part II focuses on real-world tools for improvement and may represent new tools and techniques for you. Or if you're an operator/administrator, you may want to move directly from Part I to Part III, which introduces research-quality analytic methods.
There are several features of this book to be aware of: