Hospital Inpatient Waste Identification Tool – IHI – 2011

Posted on April 19, 2011. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Systems Improvement | Tags: , |

Hospital Inpatient Waste Identification Tool – IHI – 2011

Authors: Roger K. Resar, Frances A. Griffin, Andrea Kabcenell, Catherine Bones IHI

“Executive Summary
Within the US and around the world, hospital executives are facing increasing pressure to reduce operating costs and improve quality of care. Hospitals that fare best will be those that become efficient operators and reduce waste in their clinical care. Efforts are underway in many  places to reduce waste, improve efficiency, and maintain quality. In December 2009, the Health Foundation in the United Kingdom commissioned the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to design and test a tool for identifying clinical waste within the hospital inpatient setting. Through review of existing literature, conversations with experts, and direct input from hospitals engaged in testing, IHI developed the Hospital Inpatient Waste Identification Tool. The Waste Identification Tool was designed to identify clinical and operational waste from the perspective of frontline clinical staff, with the aim of informing strategic decision making for the hospital.”   … continues

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