Unwarranted variations in healthcare are expensive and have been a problem for a long time
Reducing unwarranted variations is a key pre-requisite to achieve precision medicine, as they can lead to poorer diagnosis, 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 CEO´s that shows how to bring out a sustainable positive change in their organizations.
Here are some tools that can help to reduce unwarranted variations: