TITLE

Cost Reduction in Health Systems: Mission Critical

AUTHOR(S)
Arnett, Gayle
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Winter2010, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article the author discusses the importance of prioritizing cost reduction in health care institutions. He highlights the article by David Clark and coauthors regarding maintaining quality of care while cutting costs. He also mentions about the study of Chip Caldwell and coauthors regarding the role of leader in implementing effective cost control strategies.
ACCESSION #
60616965

 

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