Most Hospitals Do NOT Know What Their Own Costs Are For Surgery, MRIs or Emergency Room Visits.
The University of Utah Healthcare System Changed That and Implemented a Cost Accounting System So They Could Measure What Each Hospital Service Cost.
They Found that the ER Cost $0.82 Per Patient Per Minute and Orthopedic Surgery Cost $12 per patient Per Minute.
By Better Measuring Their Costs, The University of Utah Hospital Was Able to Lower Their Overall Costs by Costs by 0.5% While Their Peers Increased Costs by 2.9%... a 3.4 Percentage Point Improvement.
This Achievement Was Such a Success that One of the Most Famous Business School Professors in the World--Michael Porter from Harvard Business School--Flew to Utah to See It for Himself.
Cost Accounting is a Basic Business Practice That Amazingly Most Hospitals Have Never Adopted.
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