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Apply the Theory of Constraints to the healthcare environment. Explain why healthcare doesn't have unlimited resources. Explain why there are always limits to what healthcare can do.

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The Theory of Constraints (TOC) posits that organizations are limited by only a few factors, or just one. If they focus their efforts on finding and expanding these bottlenecks, they can dramatically increase their output.

In health care, there are a number of factors that prevent us from providing the best health care to everyone. Firstly, there are a limited number of health care providers. In order to expand the number of health care workers, we would need to increase their salaries. This then places an additional cost on the ...

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The Theory of Constraints as it relates to health care spending.

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