57% of hospital executives rank improving ambulatory access as No. 1 concern

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Hospital and health system executives ranked increasing ambulatory access as their top concern in the Washington, D.C.-based Advisory Board’s Health Care CEO Survey.

The survey polled more than 180 C-suite executives between December 2016 and January 2017.

The survey asked executives their top concerns:
•    Fifty-seven percent said improving ambulatory access
•    Fifty-seven percent said implementing innovative approaches to expense reduction
•    Fifty-five percent said increasing outpatient procedural market share
•    Fifty-four percent said reducing unwarranted clinical variation
•    Forty-nine percent said reining in avoidable utilization

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