Flow Cost Quality
This programme looked at managing flow more effectively with the aim of improving patient safety and reducing costs
- Focused on the relationship between patient flow, costs and outcomes.
- Two hospital trusts participated: South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
- Work started in April 2010.
Flow Cost Quality looked at the emerging relationship between poorly managed patient flow through a hospital and the wider health care system and the outcomes of care as measured by a hospital’s standardised mortality rate (HSMR).
By managing flow more effectively, the programme aimed to improve patient safety and reduce costs.
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