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Improving Value in Health Care Through Comprehensive Supply Optimization

Improving Value in Health Care Through Comprehensive Supply Optimization This Viewpoint characterizes the costs of medical supply acquisition and waste as an underrecognized contributor to health care expenditures and proposes policy and practice reforms, such as standardizing reuse of some supplies and extending expiration dates on others that could optimize supply availability and generate savings without adverse effects on patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Improving Value in Health Care Through Comprehensive Supply Optimization

JAMA , Volume 322 (15) – Oct 15, 2019

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2019.15478
Publisher site
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Abstract

This Viewpoint characterizes the costs of medical supply acquisition and waste as an underrecognized contributor to health care expenditures and proposes policy and practice reforms, such as standardizing reuse of some supplies and extending expiration dates on others that could optimize supply availability and generate savings without adverse effects on patients.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 15, 2019

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