Standardization: an essential quality driver in healthcare
The health sector is complex, but the core of patient care are processes, and those should be uniformly implemented. Let's look at how standardization can benefit healthcare.
“(…) standardization efforts resulted in widespread improvements in outcomes that would be of interest to both healthcare providers and patients. In all instances, direct costs were reduced, and in just over half of the studies covered the length of hospital stay was reduced. Patients typically received appropriate care more quickly and reduced their use of healthcare services, suggesting that appropriate, timely care meant they spent less time in hospital.” 11
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