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There is no better way to achieve greater cost and operational efficiency than by modifying dated care pathways.”

 

AMIT AMIN*, MD

Cardiovascular Division Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

 

*Dr. Amit Amin is a consultant to Terumo Medical Corporation. 

COST OF VARIATION IN CARE

One of the single greatest challenges facing healthcare today is the considerable variation in the cost of care delivery. The maps below provide a perspective on the average spend for inpatient and outpatient PCI.  The interquartile maps represent the variability in spend between the top and bottom 25% of hospitals within a state.

 

State Average of IP PCI Spend

Interquartile Range IP PCI Spend

State Average of OP PCI Spend

Interquartile Range OP PCI Spend

 

Inpatient/Outpatient PCI Spend images provided courtesy of Archway Health.

ECONOMICS OF CARE DELIVERY

We can help your program understand your spend and also provide you with insights as to how you compare with your competitors.  There are many areas within the patient care pathway and your operational processes that lend themselves to gaining cost efficiencies. 

PAYER

CLINICAL

PROVIDERS

PATIENT ACCESS

Low cost, high quality Increasing use of radial Office handoffs
IP beds
Consumerism demand Procedural mix Physician access ED process
IP vs OP Elective versus emergent outcomes Ownership Ambulatory strategy
Budget strategies   Payer performance  

Market Transformation – A Case for Clinical Delivery Standardization: Returning the Cath Lab to Profitability

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1.  Amin A, et al. Costs associated with access site and same-day discharge among Medicare beneficiaries undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017;10(4):342-51.

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Anne Beekman, RN, BSN, NEC, Senior Manager, Care Pathways