Improvement on a Dime

Vaughan, Carrie
May 2009
HealthLeaders Magazine;May2009, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p45
The article information on finding better and more efficient ways to deliver healthcare. According to the author, healthcare organizations' senior leaders should determine where to spend their resources and what initiatives they will use to improve their efficiency, effectiveness and quality outcomes. Wise spending procedures will avoid the risk of becoming obsolete quickly and running a more costly operation.


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