At Scripps, our physicians and administrative leaders are working together to make decisions about patient care. As partners in caring, physicians and administrators are studying our clinical care lines to improve care and reduce costs. They are identifying and eliminating unnecessary variations and defining the most effective methods of diagnosing, treating and preventing illness among the half-million patients we care for each year.
In addition to defining which tests, procedures and equipment will create the best outcomes, our physicians know where costs can be reduced without sacrificing quality or efficiency. Our administrative leaders know how to manage budgets and infrastructure to best meet the physicians’ recommendations. Together, they are setting best practices that will be followed across the system to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality care individualized to their needs.
This forward-thinking perspective has positioned Scripps to successfully respond to the demands of health care reform and, more importantly, increase the quality and value of our care to our patients. We have already achieved remarkable results across our five Scripps hospital campuses, 24 outpatient centers and our affiliated physicians’ offices throughout San Diego County.
Read more in our annual report about this powerful partnership. Download the annual report. (PDF, 3.3 MB)