Roberta E. Winter

Roberta E. Winter is a management consultant who specializes in policy analysis and process improvement for public resources. She founded the health care consulting firm Praevalere Inc. in 1996, which became a management consulting firm in 2001. Ms. Winter holds Master degrees in Health Administration, Public Administration, and Management.

She has published a health care column since 2007 under the tradename healthpolicymaven. Her articles have been published in biznik and other media. Her areas of interest include public policy and health care, as well as general nonfiction work.

Ms. Winter is the author of Unraveling U.S. Health Care: A Guidebook to the U.S. Health Care System. She lives in the Seattle area.

Book Reviews by Roberta E. Winter

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“patients can save thousands of dollars by purchasing An American Sickness by Elizabeth Rosenthal.”

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Anyone who would choose to read Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics is either a serious student or a health care professional.

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“no less than a clarion call to the American people to rise up and release these ties that bind.”

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"even his critics have to admire his pluck."

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“To learn more about creative initiatives throughout the world that are improving conditions for human beings, buy this book, a bargain at any price.”

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We are all guaranteed equal protection under the law, except for health care workers, administrators, and volunteers, as revealed in Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-abortio

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“Kudos to Dr. Biglan for daring to write this book, and let’s hope for all of our sakes that policy makers adopt some of the principles.”

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“If there is ever an argument for ridding ourselves of for-profit hospitals, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm Ravaged Hospital drives this home.”

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“Graf’s best work is the honor she bestows on donor families and the linkage she creates with the restored lives of the recipients and some truly miraculous turnarounds.”

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At first Smiles Are Everywhere: Integrating Clown-Play into Healthcare Practices appears to be a satire on how clinicians are forced to put on the happy mask as their patient loads are eve

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“. . . a pitch-perfect call for health care changes in the mechanized deaths many suffer in America.”

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“. . . a book written by economists for policy nerds . . .”

The strength in Brave New World of Healthcare Revisited is its brevity.

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“Bravo, Dr. Farmer, for saying what most clinicians are loathe to admit.”

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“Caution: Reading this book will make your blood pressure rise and launch you on the warpath—directly to your legislator’s front steps.”

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“A must read for anyone with a pulse.”

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David Goldhill’s thought provoking examination of the U.S. health care industry is informed by his keen business perspective.

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“As the stench from the election year permeates our air, keep this book on hand . . .”

The doctor is in the house.

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“Read this book and you’ll toss out all the plastic in your cabinets, rethink your hand sanitizers, go back to bar soap, fret about the labels in your bed materials, think thrice about cosm

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“gripping . . . find out how American taxpayers, insurance premium payers, and patients are literally getting mistreated. . . . No one is spared.

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“Make reading The Human Right to Health a priority—if for nothing else than to consider some of the questions around the influence of private foundations and their public accountab

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“Mr. Henaghan does shine light on the confusion regarding the multitude of patient safety organizations and makes health care system simplification sound attractive.

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“So if you possess a penis, are a bathroom bibliophile with the attention span of a gnat, and happen to be looking for a read that is as timely as, say, feather hair extensions, then perhap

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“El Narco is a seminal text . . . For those looking for a good read from an unaltered man, plow into this one while you are under this influence of your legal beverage of choice.

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“The Healthcare Cure is concerned with ‘paying health insurance claims,’ while the rest of the world is focused on improving care.”

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“Rob Hopkins combines cutting-edge process model analysis with modern scientific data using a pleasantly conversational mode.”

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“Mr. Pelton has sharpened his pen and plugged into individual contractor units to bring us this candid take on the behind-the-scenes players in warfare.”