The kindest cut: How one hospital lowered costs by making doctors more budget conscious
- T. Cosgrove
- Time Magazine
With decreasing Medicare reimbursements and increasing pressure to reduce costs, OR leaders everywhere are looking for creative solutions to balance their budgets. At Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH) in Philadelphia, standardizing surgical mesh looked like a way to save a bundle, and indeed a $1.5 million savings over a 3-year period was achieved. But as with any new initiative, an investment of time, resources, and collaboration was needed to make it happen.