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How should scarce resources be allocated and used? Why?

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This solution discusses how scarce resources should be allocated and used, and why. References provided.

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1. How should scarce resources be allocated and used? Why?
The effective Healthcare director/manager/leader must understand cost appropriate care and efficient utilization of critical resources. Financial realities place pressure on all participants in the healthcare environment and frequently necessitate a critical review of utilization. Too many Cat Scans, admitting patients eventually denied by third party payors, unnecessary laboratory tests, staff cutbacks, etc., are all areas of frequent healthcare review. Critical review, peer comparisons (locally and nationally), and effective communication all play a role in defining appropriate utilization.
This process is a collaborate effort, from the director to the team of ...

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