Influence of the operating room schedule on tardiness from scheduled start times.

@article{Wachtel2009InfluenceOT,
  title={Influence of the operating room schedule on tardiness from scheduled start times.},
  author={Ruth E. Wachtel and Franklin Dexter},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2009},
  volume={108 6},
  pages={1889-901}
}
BACKGROUND Tardiness from scheduled start times in a surgical suite is a common source of frustration for both operating room personnel and patients. METHODS Data from two surgical suites were used to investigate the relative importance of various factors that contribute to tardiness, including average case duration, time of day, prolonged turnovers, whether a surgeon follows himself or another surgeon, the potential for starting cases early, concurrency (e.g., number of residents supervised… CONTINUE READING

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