Can Sustainable Hospitals Help Bend the Health Care Cost Curve?

Kaplan S, Sadler B, Little K, Franz C, et al. Can Sustainable Hospitals Help Bend the Health Care Cost Curve? New York: The Commonwealth Fund; November 2012. ​

 

This study examines data from selected hospitals that have implemented programs to reduce energy use and waste and achieve operating room supply efficiencies. After standardizing metrics across the hospitals studied and generalizing results to hospitals nationwide, the analysis finds that savings achievable through these interventions could exceed $5.4 billion over five years and $15 billion over 10 years.

 

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