Managing operating theatre efficiency for elective surgery – Audit Office of New South Wales – 17 July 2013

Posted on July 24, 2013. Filed under: Surgery | Tags: , |

Managing operating theatre efficiency for elective surgery – Audit Office of New South Wales – 17 July 2013

Auditor-General’s Report: Performance Audit

 

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Efficiency in health care – Eurohealth – Vol.18 No.3 2012

Posted on October 4, 2012. Filed under: Health Economics | Tags: , |

Efficiency in health care – Eurohealth – Vol.18  No.3  2012

“In this issue’s Eurohealth Observer section Peter Smith outlines the possibilities and challenges of obtaining a workable model of efficiency in health care. He takes care to highlight the difference between expenditure control, which focuses only on health system monetary inputs, and efficiency, which is concerned with deriving the best possible desired outputs from a given set of inputs. The article also highlights five areas in the health sector where there is the most promising scope for efficiency improvements. The following two articles focus on two countries with very different economic contexts but which have both embarked on health care reforms that include the goal of improving efficiency.”

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Can NHS hospitals do more with less? – Nuffield Trust – 12 January 2012

Posted on January 13, 2012. Filed under: Health Economics, Health Mgmt Policy Planning | Tags: , , |

Can NHS hospitals do more with less? – Nuffield Trust – 12 January 2012

“The NHS is facing a period of financial constraint, with providers charged with delivering four per cent efficiency savings per year up until 2015. While this can be seen as an opportunity to stimulate NHS providers to think differently about how they work to deliver services and to extract the necessary efficiencies, the scale of the challenge is unprecedented.

Against this backdrop, the Nuffield Trust commissioned a study into the factors known to impact on hospital efficiency. The resulting report, Can NHS hospitals do more with less?, by Jeremy Hurst and Sally Williams, draws on a review of UK and international research studies and a survey of senior managers and clinicians at NHS trusts.

The report contains recommendations on how hospitals can increase efficiency. It identifies the key determinants of technical efficiency in hospitals, which include: leadership, management and staff engagement; technology adoption; hospital operational processes; staff productivity; and the external policy environment.”

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