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Chasing the golden fleece: Increasing healthcare quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction while reducing costs

Fiona MacVane Phipps (University of Salford, Salford, UK)

International Journal of Health Governance

ISSN: 2059-4631

Article publication date: 23 July 2019

Issue publication date: 1 August 2019

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a common theme between the six research articles submitted for IJHG 24.3.

Design/methodology/approach

All articles are read and themes extracted which are used to write a review summarising the key points in each while developing an overarching theme for the issue of IJHG. Other literature supporting the development of this theme is also reviewed and used to contribute insights.

Findings

The findings consist of the common themes developed. In this issue, the common theme was improving care while saving costs in healthcare and the theme was explored in each article in relation to a lean healthcare management/governance philosophy.

Practical implications

The review section of IJHG allows readers to gain a quick overview of the content and then select the articles they wish to read in full.

Originality/value

IJHG is the only journal in the Emerald portfolio with a review section of this kind. Thus it provides added value.

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Citation

MacVane Phipps, F. (2019), "Chasing the golden fleece: Increasing healthcare quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction while reducing costs", International Journal of Health Governance, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 182-186. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJHG-06-2019-0047

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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