Speed Limits on the Highway to Clinical Quality and Efficiency

Reynolds, Jim; Roble, Dan
April 2006
Leading Edge;Spring2006, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p8
The article reports on the payment system that rewards better clinical outcomes. In aiming to achieve patient safety goals, the experts agree that clinical practice guidelines that use resources across the care continuum should form the basis of a prospective payment system that rewards better clinical outcomes. When hospitals process reduction of average length of stay and other efforts in serving patients, they are able to identify key changes that improve clinical and financial results.


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