Key Considerations for "Cost Reduction" Strategies

Pike, Tina
August 2014
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Aug2014, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p128
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A post on the healthcare finance blogging web site of "Healthcare Finance Management" (hfm) journal regarding strategies for reduction of costs in healthcare operations is presented.


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