CHAPTER 7
MANAGING EXPENSES IN A HIGH RISK ENVIRONMENT

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

• Discuss the cost-effectiveness of appropriate utilization of the ICU
• Discuss the quality of care, organizational efficiency, psychological, social, and financial issues involved in treating patients at the end of life
• Discuss the medical, organizational, social, and financial issues involved in OR efficiency
• Discuss the quality of care and organizational issues involved in maintaining an effective and efficient ED
• Describe the multiple issues involved in effective throughput
Although there have been many attempts—by the government, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), individual hospitals, and chief financial officers (CFOs) of health care institutions—to ...

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