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dc.contributor.authorAnstey, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorWeinberger, S.
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, D.
dc.identifier.citationAnstey, M. and Weinberger, S. and Roberts, D. 2014. Teaching and practicing cost-awareness in the intensive care unit: A TARGET to aim for. Journal of Critical Care. 29 (1): pp. 107-111.

Intensive care is one of the main contributors to rising inpatient hospital costs due to frequent use of expensive diagnostics and therapies. With successful track records of team- and protocol-based care, intensive care units are ideal sites to take the lead in reducing overuse and misuse of diagnostic tests and prescribing. We offer a framework for practicing and teaching cost-awareness in the intensive care unit based on the acronym TARGET. The components of the care are as follows: Talk to patients about their preferences for care, Ask for outside tests, avoid Routine and/or Repeated tests, prescribe Generic medications, Educate about costs, and Transfuse appropriately. © 2014 Elsevier Inc.

dc.titleTeaching and practicing cost-awareness in the intensive care unit: A TARGET to aim for
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Critical Care
curtin.departmentDepartment of Health Policy and Management
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