Place sustainability at the heart of the quality agenda

  title={Place sustainability at the heart of the quality agenda},
  author={Justyn M. Thomas and Paul A Cosford},
  journal={Quality and Safety in Health Care},
  pages={260 - 261}
If the guiding ethos of health systems throughout the world were ‘live for the day,’ two pillars of quality would suffice. Effective use of finite resources, measured by evidence-based outcomes relating to patient health, safety and experience is, without question, the predominant pillar.1–5 Next to effectiveness is its close ally, efficiency.3 Efficient use of resources minimises waste, thus maximising the quantity of high-quality healthcare and, in combination, with effectiveness provides the… 

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