In the past there was little incentive for hospital providers to monitor patient safety and resource utilization. Hospital systems were simply not receptive to concepts related to quality of care and process management. This has changed dramatically throughout the last century. National and international attention to quality problems such as substandard care, variations in care, and waiting times has made hospital management and medical specialists aware that the way hospital care is delivered needs to be reorganised.

clinical pathways, health care
E.W. Steyerberg (Ewout)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
This thesis was published with financial support from the Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

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