Track: Healthcare Operations and Services

Variability in clinical assessments is a long-standing issue affecting the efficiency of care delivery, cost and resource utilization. Despite its importance, so far only limited research has been conducted to identify potential causes and contributory factors of variation in clinical assessments. This study therefore aims to provide background on variation in clinical assessments and evaluates why they occur. Moreover, potential solutions and challenges associated with variations are discussed. The results suggest that creating effective standardized systems that identify and mitigate root causes of variations may optimize resource utilization and service delivery without compromising patient care.

Published in: 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: March 10-12, 2020

ISBN: 978-1-5323-5952-1
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767