Allan et al.'s  systematic review of physician awareness of drug cost, by investigating doctors' knowledge of the cost of medications and factors influencing cost awareness
, not only showed a low cost estimation accuracy but also that high-cost items were more accurately estimated than inexpensive ones.
amongst anaesthetic staff is poor and the results are similar to our previous study (Bailey et al 1993).
Therefore, it could be reasoned that a lack of drug cost awareness
for that particular medication would be irrelevant.
Predictors of cost awareness
among healthcare staff also vary.
It gives them an opportunity to learn new ideas, develop better skills, increase their efficiency, develop a concept of budget and cost awareness
, and gives them confidence to do a better job and to care about the job they are doing.
Employees have more cost awareness
than before and are generally more conservative."
Army Central (ARCENT) Director of Resource Management (DRM) was tasked by the Army's leadership to introduce and instill cost awareness
and a "cost culture" within ARCENT's span of resource management execution and thereby achieve significant savings.
Unlike some of our more fortunate counterparts in other hospitals, we have had to work with a lean budget for several years, so we are used to a pervasive cost awareness
. Our philosophy is a simple one.
In this new culture, Army leaders and managers routinely and effectively will incorporate cost considerations into their decision making, and this heightened sense of cost awareness
will create an increased demand for transformed business processes that deliver improved performance at lower prices.