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How time-driven activity-based costing reports affect healthcare outcomes

Parekh, Radhika (2016) How time-driven activity-based costing reports affect healthcare outcomes. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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As the average life expectancy continues to increase, technology continues to advance, and regulatory requirements continue to grow, the cost of health care is on the rise as well. Consumers are focusing more on the quality of care they receive and how personable their relationship is with their physician or care provider, rather than managed care plans. Developing time-driven activity-based costing (TDABC) reports are not only a good way to measure costs, but improve outcomes as well. TDABC has a public health relevance due to its impact on a large population. Several organizations are adopting it to improve population results. The TDABC movement has gained significant popularity in recent years as users have realized its benefits show excellent outcomes. The TDABC methodology looks at four areas of resources: consumables, space, equipment, and personnel and then identifies opportunities for step changes. It also allows organizations to determine what steps need to be eliminated and areas that can be profitable for the entire care process. Depending on the cost analysis determined from these reports, TDABC can aid in improving outcomes for patients and clinicians as well, which is one of the overall goals in healthcare.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Parekh, Radhika
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairHershey, Tine BatraTBH16@pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberBertolet, Marniebertoletm@edc.pitt.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberGiarrusso, Michellemgiarrusso@magee.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 29 March 2016
Date Type: Submission
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 17:03
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2018 00:56


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