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Focused Factories - November 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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4 8 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 5 The Focused Factory Approach to Surgery Every facility, big or small, can implement a standardized approach to how it operates. David J. Cook, MD | Rochester, Minn. M any healthcare providers consider themselves artists: Each patient and treatment requires a unique, individualized approach that relies on years of training and a little bit of intuition. This isn't necessarily incorrect — but is it the best way to offer high-quality, efficient care? That's exactly what the Mayo Clinic wanted to find out several years ago. In 2009, we realized that our cost of care delivery in multiple areas — especially in surgical services — was too high relative to the reimbursement we were receiving.

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