One of the biggest cost drivers in healthcare is inappropriate clinical variation. For organizations that can no longer cut their way to covering operation losses, addressing the overuse and underuse of resources and services is one of the few options left.

By eliminating unwarranted clinical variation, providers ensure that patients receive safe, high-quality care in an environment that strives to control resource consumption and patient throughput to reduce the overall cost of care.

Control charts provide physicians and executive teams with data-driven evidence to identify and improve variation. Read the article to learn:

  • How control charts work
  • The best ways to get started
  • Common mistakes to avoid