Optimization and planning of operating theatre activities: an original definition of pathways and process modeling

  title={Optimization and planning of operating theatre activities: an original definition of pathways and process modeling},
  author={Simone Barbagallo and Luca Corradi and Jean de Ville de Goyet and Marina Iannucci and Ivan Porro and Nicola Rosso and Elena Tanfani and Angela Testi},
  booktitle={BMC Med. Inf. & Decision Making},
BACKGROUND The Operating Room (OR) is a key resource of all major hospitals, but it also accounts for up 40% of resource costs. Improving cost effectiveness, while maintaining a quality of care, is a universal objective. These goals imply an optimization of planning and a scheduling of the activities involved. This is highly challenging due to the inherent variable and unpredictable nature of surgery. METHODS A Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN 2.0) was used for the representation of… CONTINUE READING
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