First and foremost, I conduct comprehensive assessments of my patients' needs and preferences, which helps me gain a clear understanding of their unique circumstances and the services they require. This allows me to tailor their care plans to their specific needs, avoiding unnecessary interventions or services that may be costly but not beneficial.
Next, I rely on evidence-based practices and guidelines to inform my decision-making process. This ensures that the interventions and services I recommend are grounded in the best available evidence and have a proven track record of effectiveness. By focusing on evidence-based care, I can minimize the risk of overutilization and ensure that my patients receive the most appropriate and cost-effective care possible.
Finally, I engage in proactive care coordination and communication with my patients, their families, and the interdisciplinary team. This helps me identify potential barriers to care, address any concerns, and ensure that all services are provided in a timely and efficient manner. By staying on top of my patients' needs and working closely with the care team, I can help optimize resource utilization and ensure that my patients receive the necessary services without compromising on cost-effectiveness.