Corpus ID: 3247703

A few simple rules for managing block time in the operating room.

@article{Patterson2004AFS,
  title={A few simple rules for managing block time in the operating room.},
  author={P. Patterson},
  journal={OR manager},
  year={2004},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={
          1, 9-10, 12
        }
}
  • P. Patterson
  • Published 2004
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • OR manager
lock time is a huge issue for surgeons because it affects how they manage their most precious resource—time. How satisfied surgeons are with an OR has a lot to do with how well they think the OR's leaders manage this valuable resource, specifically, their block time. More than ever, block time is a strategic issue. In today's competitive environment , surgeons have more options if they're unhappy with their block time. They can take their cases to an ambulatory surgery center. They can move to… Expand
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