Prospective-pricing strategies for hospital and departmental effectiveness: the administrator's response.

@article{Etten1985ProspectivepricingSF,
  title={Prospective-pricing strategies for hospital and departmental effectiveness: the administrator's response.},
  author={P W Van Etten},
  journal={American journal of hospital pharmacy},
  year={1985},
  volume={42 10},
  pages={
          2153-8
        }
}
The approach of the New England Medical Center toward case management and increased productivity, and the role of the pharmacy within this system, are described by a chief hospital administrator. External pressures that caused the hospital to alter its management style included changes in reimbursement, hospital overuse, increased competition, and a surplus of physicians. Variations in medical practice that affected admission rates, length of stay, and use of ancillary services existed because… CONTINUE READING