Improving Value in Neonatal Intensive Care

Timmy Ho, John A.F. Zupancic, De Wayne M. Pursley, Dmitry Dukhovny

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Abstract

Work within the US health care system has sought to improve outcomes, decrease costs, and improve the patient experience. Combining those three elements leads to value-added care. Quality improvement within neonatology has focused primarily on the improvement of clinical outcomes without explicit consideration of cost. Future improvement efforts in neonatology should consider opportunities to decrease or eliminate waste, and improve outcomes. Consideration of how a change affects all stakeholders reveals potential cost-saving opportunities, and developing aims with value in mind facilitates understanding and goal-setting with senior administrative leaders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-625
Number of pages9
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2017

Keywords

  • Costs
  • Neonatology
  • Outcomes
  • Quality improvement
  • Value
  • Value equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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