Quality & Safety
By being efficient, we avoid the waste of time, money and resources that contribute to the high cost of health care in the U.S. Some examples of efficiency measures include:
Making sure that a child stays in the hospital for the right length of time, but no longer than necessary.
- Making sure that a child does not have to be readmitted to the hospitalwithin a short period of time, which indicates that he or she may have been discharged too soon.