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Efficiency and effectiveness in health services

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SCHSSaudi Commission for Health Specialties

3 continuing medical education hours


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Based on our needs assessment, we have identified several areas where healthcare services can improve efficiency and effectiveness: 

Resource Allocation: There is a need to optimize resource allocation to ensure that healthcare facilities are using their resources—such as staff, equipment, and finances—efficiently to meet patient needs effectively.

 Workflow Optimization: Streamlining workflows and processes can enhance efficiency in healthcare delivery, reducing wait times, minimizing redundancies,

 and improving the overall patient experience. Quality Improvement: While many healthcare facilities prioritize quality improvement initiatives, there may be opportunities to further enhance effectiveness by implementing evidence-based Identifying appropriate measures and implementing systems for regular evaluation can drive continuous improvement efforts. 

Based on these findings, there is a clear need for education and training programs focused on improving efficiency and effectiveness.


  • Recognize the principles of efficiency and effectiveness in healthcare delivery.
  • Identify key metrics and indicators used to measure efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Apply strategies to improve efficiency in healthcare delivery.
  • Implement strategies to enhance effectiveness in healthcare delivery.
  • Evaluate the role of technology and innovation in improving healthcare efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Foster collaboration and effective communication among healthcare teams.
  • Implement patient-centered care practices in healthcare delivery.


By the end of this guide, you will:

  •  Recognize efficiency and effectiveness principles.
  •  Identify key metrics for measurement.
  •  Apply strategies for improvement. 
  • Implement effectiveness enhancing tactics. 
  • Evaluate technology's role.
  • Foster collaboration. 
  • Implement patient-centered care.

Target Audience

All professions Medicals


  • Nabil Abdullah Y Osayri

    Laboratory Science

    Laboratory Quality Management