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A fresh look an old problem: cutting costs

With the pressures of an economic decline and changing reimbursement policies, hospital leaders have been increasingly challenged to find sustainable ways to cut costs. The current issue of Frontiers of Health Services Management examines the characteristics and competencies of top performing senior leaders who have successfully implemented cost reduction strategies in their organizations. It also takes an in-depth look at the ways that Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, Utah, has gained operating efficiences while maintaining quality outcomes.

Sources:

Caldwell, C., Butler, G., and Poston, N. Cost reduction in health systems: lessons from an analysis of $200 million saved by top-performing organizations. Frontiers of Health Services Management. 27(2):3-17, Winter 2010.

Clark, D. D., Savitz, L. A., and Pingree, S. B. Cost cutting in health systems without compromising quality care. Frontiers of Health Services Management. 27(2):19-30, Winter 2010.

Brooks, D. Cutting costs and improving quality: the Everett experience. Frontiers of Health Services Management. 27(2):31-36, Winter 2010.

Arnett, G. Cost reduction in health systems: mission critical. Frontiers of Health Services Management. 27(2):37-40, Winter 2010.

Austin, G. Accountability generates improved care. Frontiers of Health Services Management. 27(2):41-43, Winter 2010.

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