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Healthcare Cost Control Lies in Optimizing Use of Services

Focusing on reducing utilization of lab tests and other expensive healthcare services may hurt you now, but it prepares your organization for a financial future based on outcomes.

1 comments on "Healthcare Cost Control Lies in Optimizing Use of Services"
DonS (12/17/2012 at 12:53 PM)

Yikes! A simple statement to order one less test per day? Could we amend to just order one less or two less UNNECESSARY tests per day? I'd hate to have an inpatient stay extended because a critical lab tests was not ordered to mitigate a situation going out of control. This is starting to sound like 1970's HMO of withholding care to make money. Yes, let's eliminate waste, let's have evidence based medicine, let's do the 'right thing at the right time and right place' but let's not reduce it to bumper-sticker slogans like "one less test". #pennywisepoundfoolish