Nolan T, Martin L, Mountford J, Neumann C, Schummers D. A three-part approach to patient safety: Balanced strategy improves value, reduces costs. Healthcare Executive. 2008 Sep/Oct;23(5):70-74.
This article describes the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's three-part approach for improving the bottom-line performance in hospitals and other health care settings. Establishing a balanced strategy of initiatives and driver diagrams are explained. The balanced strategy is a tool that gives leaders a way to ensure improved patient outcomes and reduced cost.