No matter how hard you try to eliminate it, waste is an almost inevitable part of running a hospital. But one way to continue reducing waste and ineffective treatments is by using precision medicine.
Precision medicine has generally been used to improve care and tailor treatments, but it can have other added benefits, like cost savings and positive environmental impacts.
A new study from Northwestern Medicine looked at genetic profiling to determine which drugs would work best for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Although the study itself was specific to that disease, the positive implications beyond arthritis are widespread.