Unwarranted variations in healthcare are expensive and have been a problem for a long time. They can lead to inaccurrate diagnoses, inefficient workflows, and high costs. The reduction of unwarranted variations is one of the biggest opportunities to improve outcomes while reducing costs.
We support a continuous improvement process to eliminate the five key sources of unwarranted variations:
Insights series – issue 1: This white paper authored by Brent James, MD, MPH, together with experts from Siemens Healthineers, outlines how unwarranted variations can be reduced. Suggesting a novel five-step approach and required key executive actions, it is a guide for hospital CEOs on how to achieve positive, sustainable change in their organizations.