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Table 3 Instruments used to reduce operational costs

From: Decommissioning in a local healthcare system in Sweden: responses to fiscal stress

Frequency of instruments used for reducing operational costs Expected (aggregate) savings, presented in million SEK
Personnel costs  
Eliminating positions, used six times 7.5
Specified for five of six instruments
Fill positions with less credentialed or lower-paid staff, used three times 3.9
Specified for one of three instruments
Hiring freeze (of hired physicians), used three times 27.5
Reduce or control overtime, used three times 1.6
Specified for two of three instruments
Layoffs, used three times 2
Impede performance of nonwork-related tasks during paid work hours, used once Not specified
  Total 42.5
Non-personnel costs  
Restrict spending on travels, conferences and complementary training, used twice. Not specified
Terminate support functions towards other organisations, used once 3.8
Reduce cost for facilities (reduced space), used once 0.2
  Total 4