Corporatization Of Health Care

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The corporatization of health care has led to major changes in the social work department. To prevent the elimination of this essential patient care services, health care organizations have created new departments by merging social work, utilization review and discharge planning under one umbrella of new patient care services. The purpose of this paper is to discuss utilization review, discharge planning and social work in the context of human resources and financial resource management . The merger of the three departments is intended as a resource maximization measure, anticipated to reduce costs, eliminate redundancies, optimize personnel function, and improve overall efficiency. Utilization review is an important branch of
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