Heath D. Avid Reader Press/Simon & Schuster; 2020. Hardback; 320 pages.

This title could not have been more timely given the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis we are dealing with in health care. Heath puts forward the premise that certain processes can help mitigate the development of problems; that is, rather than being reactive once a problem occurs, we should be looking “upstream” for solutions. This thinking focuses on determining factors that contribute to the problem and addressing those issues. One example from health care is the use of infant car seats. A pediatrician noticed that car accidents frequently resulted in infant deaths. He founded the movement to implement and require the use of car seats for infants and children, with the outcome of decreased pediatric deaths from this cause. Rather than focusing his actions on managing the trauma care for infants...

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