Research Summary

Cost Management and Management Control Systems in Hospitals

by V.G. Narayanan


 Hospitals tend not to have very good cost accounting and control systems. More broadly,  there is enormous opportunity for managing costs and aligning incentives in the health care industry. I am studying how cost accounting methods can be used to reduce the cost of health care delivery in hospitals. I am also studying how control systems can be designed to align incentives, improve efficiency, and rationalize capital expenditure in hospitals.