Holiday and weekend operating room on-call staffing requirements.

@article{Dexter2006HolidayAW,
  title={Holiday and weekend operating room on-call staffing requirements.},
  author={Franklin Dexter and Richard H. Epstein},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2006},
  volume={103 6},
  pages={
          1494-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Every facility that performs cases on holidays has in some way decided on its operating room (OR) and anesthesia staffing for holidays. Previous studies have not examined how best to calculate appropriate holiday staffing. METHODS We analyzed weekend and holiday data from a university hospital. RESULTS There were high rank correlations between the number of cases starting during each 12-h period of a holiday, the total hours of OR time used, and the patients and surgeons waiting… CONTINUE READING

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