Improving productivity in health care
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Improving productivity in health care by J. H. U. Brown

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Published by CRC Press in Boca Raton, Fla .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • Case studies.,
  • United States.


  • Medical care -- United States -- Cost effectiveness.,
  • Medical care -- Cost effectiveness -- Case studies.,
  • Delivery of Health Care -- economics -- United States.,
  • Delivery of Health Care -- organization & administration -- United States.,
  • Efficiency.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesProductivity in health care.
Statementauthors, J.H.U. Brown and Jacqueline Comola.
ContributionsComola, Jacqueline.
LC ClassificationsRA410.53 .B77 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination218 p. :
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2388696M
ISBN 100849369118
LC Control Number87017853

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 27 cm: Other Titles: Productivity in health care: Responsibility.   Book Description. Healthcare Informatics: Improving Efficiency and Productivity examines the complexities involved in managing resources in our healthcare system and explains how management theory and informatics applications can increase efficiencies in various functional areas of healthcare services. Delving into data and project management and advanced analytics, this book .   The industry-wide movement from volume- to value-based care and alternative payment models will require organizations to find new ways to increase productivity. The impact of improving productivity would be profound. Our conservative estimates suggest that if the healthcare delivery industry could rely more heavily on labor productivity gains rather than workforce expansion to meet demand growth, by healthcare spending could potentially be (on a nominal basis) about $ billion to $ billion less than current national health expenditures (NHE.

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