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Healthcare resource management: integrating apples and oranges.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10176186     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Over the past several years this journal has published numerous articles on the merits and benefits of effective resource management. Independently, these articles have supported the value of effective supply and materials management, management engineering and system restructuring, and clinical resource management in being able to save healthcare dollars by designing and injecting efficiencies into the healthcare delivery system. While most of these resource management activities have utilized very similar strategies (see Table 1 "Tools For Improvement"), much of the process revision and progress has remained within the walls of their own individual disciplines. Any widescale attempts to try to fully integrate all of these activities have been hampered by the intricacies of trying to mix apples and oranges. Despite these individual departmental gains, the challenge to conserve healthcare costs continues to permeate throughout all levels of the organization, and institutions are finally beginning to recognize the added value of merging these activities into a more centralized coordinated approach to resource management. Presented is a discussion on the potential value of developing a well-focused, integrated resource management program.
A H Rosenstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of healthcare resource management     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1078-9537     ISO Abbreviation:  J Healthc Resour Manag     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-11     Completed Date:  1998-03-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504369     Medline TA:  J Healthc Resour Manag     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  10-7     Citation Subset:  H    
Medical Resource Management, San Francisco, CA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cost Savings
Critical Pathways
Efficiency, Organizational
Guidelines as Topic
Health Resources / economics,  organization & administration
Information Management
Materials Management, Hospital / economics*
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Personnel Administration, Hospital / economics*
Quality Indicators, Health Care
United States

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