Improve hospital efficiency

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Make process improvements that reduce the average length of stay for inpatients.

Consequences: Allows for a reduction in beds for a given volume of inpatients, and thereby reduces operating costs and improves hospital profit margin. Could thereby prevent the supply-push response of hospitals facing reduced profits in the face of other initiatives like care coordination, and thus help to ensure health care cost reduction.

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Hospitals of the future will provide care that is “Sooner, Better, Cheaper