About the author

G.L. Barbour

<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The author's primary career was an academic physician in the Department of Veteran Affairs and at several medical schools in the South and Mid-Atlantic. During that career he published more than 50 scientific articles, edited journal issues, two books and several chapters for other books on health care quality.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; He retired from the VA in 2000 to become director of health services administration at the Uniformed Services University for Health Sciences and professor of public health. At USUHS he taught in the Masters of Public Health program and initiated a Masters of Healthcare Administration and Policy degree program. He retired in 2012.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Since formal retirement, he has written several medical mystery novels (just finished his fifth.) Each of the novels is set in a fictional hospital and portrays common personnel and management issues that affect health care quality with attention given to a method to address those issues and improve quality of care.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The author's webpage is at glbarbour.com</p>