In a world filled with pressure to improve outcomes and reduce costs, identifying and eliminating sources of unwarranted care variation is especially important. To implement effective care standards, CV leaders must employ data-driven methods tailored to the unique conditions of their care team and organization.
This research report provides step-by-step guidance for creating easy-to-use care standards that can reduce variation and positively impact CV program operations. Use the report to help guide your efforts in four key elements of care standard development:
- Target the right opportunities to reduce unwarranted care variation
- Engage physicians in your care standardization initiatives
- Design and embed effective care standards in your workflow
- Measure the results of your initiatives and refine your strategy accordingly