Return On Effort: Can This Formula Improve Your Life?

Posted on:May 28, 2016
Last Updated: January 13, 2019
Time to read: 4 minutes

In the financial world, the DuPont method is used to measure a company’s return on equity (ROE), which is defined as the return on a shareholder’s invested funds. ROE is considered to be one of the best measures when it comes to assessing financial performance.

As clinicians and managers, we operate within resource constraints – and, as a result, anyone working in the public or private system should have a basic understanding of value generation and the economic sustainability of a project.

Understanding economics and the drivers of value generation for patients is useful, because it helps us with optimal allocation of resources for patient care.


Economics in medicine

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