An Example of Process Improvement In Long Term Care

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An Example of Process Improvement In Long Term Care
Introduction
In this hotly debated health care reform era, the problem of the aging of the population has encountered close scrutiny as risk versus cost is analyzed, in both private and public contexts, when determining the optimal way to care for our aging population. Long term care presents both a solution and a growing problem. While no definitive answer to the potential cost of health care for the elderly -- and especially the disabled elderly -- has been reached, the issue of long-term care remains an area of health care that is in need of significant change strategies in the area of patient satisfaction and cost of health care. This paper will examine long term care in the context...
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.....g-term health care. Clearly, obstacles will be encountered, but for sustained change, this approach seems like the favorable one.
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