Enterprise-Wide Patient Scheduling Information Systems to Coordinate Surgical Clinic and Operating Room Scheduling Can Impair Operating Room Efficiency

@article{Dexter2000EnterpriseWidePS,
  title={Enterprise-Wide Patient Scheduling Information Systems to Coordinate Surgical Clinic and Operating Room Scheduling Can Impair Operating Room Efficiency},
  author={F. Dexter and A. Macario and R. Traub},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
  year={2000},
  volume={91},
  pages={617–626}
}
A s revenues have decreased, health care systems have instituted intensive cost reduction programs, such as the use of pharmaceutical practice guidelines, to attempt to maintain profitability. After implementing such initiatives, some health care systems are having difficulty in further decreasing costs without sacrificing customer (patient) service. The next generation of process improvement efforts may come through deployment of information technology. For example, information systems are… Expand
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