HCPs also indicated that they had limited training in cost awareness
measures, would like cost information to be readily available, and that such information would possibly improve patient outcomes.
Poor cost awareness
in anaesthesia has been demonstrated for many years.
The program continues to focus on ways to increase cost awareness
through a new employee orientation program, a medical center newsletter, and development of a cost-awareness videotape.
In a pediatric critical care unit, however, the mean drug cost score was only 46.5% for physicians. Our data do support the current perception of a lack of drug cost awareness
Financial incentives and diagnostic testing Last month I reported on a cost awareness
program that reduced physician orders for diagnostic tests by 14 per cent (see Editor's Memo, July MLO).
However, in-depth teaching of cost awareness
may prove to be an important step in overcoming one of the biggest challenges of the SA health system, lack of resources.
Following are three additional examples of incorporating analytics and increasing cost awareness
throughout the operational processes.
The counseling program encourages medication cost awareness
and adherence for better health outcomes while reducing drug plan costs to the plan sponsor.
BT has worked with a number of customers helping to improve staff motivation, which has subsequently impacted performance levels, through increased cost awareness
and recognition of individual achievement.
should be a key part of your planning process.