Which of the following is the best example of benchmarking?
1. The length of stay in a 712-bed acute-care facility with a 12-bed open-heart unit is three days, compared to a
four-day length of stay at a 256-bed acute-care facility with a six-bed general surgical unit.
2. The cost of a cardiac catheterization procedure at an acute-care institution specializing in cardiovascular
disorders is equal to that of a generalized acute-care institution.
3. A six-bed coronary care unit has 0.2% incidence of infection post cardiac catheterization as compared to a six-
bed intensive care unit with a 1.5% infection rate post open-heart surgery.
4. The cost of one day's stay in a private room in a 42-bed medical telemetry unit in a 256-bed acute-care
institution is equivalent to that of a 46-bed medical telemetry unit in a 248-bed acute-care institution.
The management of a busy tertiary acute-care institution is weighing the decision to outsource information-
management services. Which of the following factors is critical to that decision?
Hebda, Handbook of Informatics, 5/e Test Bank
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