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Why the ‘Moneyball’ Approach Isn’t a Home Run for Health Care

LinkedIn directed me to this article.

Why the ‘Moneyball’ Approach Isn’t a Home Run for Health Care

Read more: http://www.californiahealthline.org/road-to-reform/2011/why-the-moneyball-approach-isnt-a-home-run-for-health-care.aspx#ixzz1bJhoNpoC

It acknowledges the growing use of statistical analysis in healthcare and refers to our Intermoutain case. It then cautions about reliance on statistics. Some of the concerns we discussed are included.

Maybe this should be added to the readings for the next class.

Healthcare Data

LinkedIn directed me to this article about asking the right questions. The author suggests that healthcare providers start looking at the relationship between costs for nursing and costs of length of stay, adverse events, and hospital acquired infections.

http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/NRS-270342/Nurse-Staffing-Costs-Must-Be-Weighed-Against-Cost-of-Errors