• Do you want your hospital to practice evidenced based medicine on you? What or why not?
• Why is an analysis of patient flow important in health care facilities?
• When you consider patient flow, do you think there is a need for a close relationship between the operational and clinical perspectives? Why or why not?
• According to Medicare, “The goal of coordinated care is to make sure that patients, especially the chronically ill, get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.” Look at the internet and find an example of coordinated care. Identify the provider, explain the process and provide your opinion on whether it is an effective system and why.