Rx for a higher dose of quality

Carlson, Joe
September 2011
Modern Healthcare;9/12/2011 Supplement, p8
Trade Publication
The article highlights an analysis of various U.S. hospitals performed by analytics firm Thomson Reuters that hospitals with lower drug spending have enhanced care outcome and profits. Profitable healthcare providers in Thomson Reuters' 100 Top Hospital list spent an average of 6% less on pharmaceuticals and supplies than hospitals not included in the list. The hospitals in the list spent about 987 dollars a case for drugs compared to 1,051 dollars for hospitals not in the list.


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