Statistical method for predicting when patients should be ready on the day of surgery.

@article{Dexter2000StatisticalMF,
  title={Statistical method for predicting when patients should be ready on the day of surgery.},
  author={Franklin Dexter and Rodney D. Traub},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={93 4},
  pages={1107-14}
}
BACKGROUND Previously, mathematical theory was developed for determining when a patient should be ready for surgery on the day of surgery. To apply this theory, a method is needed to predict the earliest start time of the case. METHODS The authors calculated a time estimate such that the probability is 0.05 that the preceding case in the patient's operating room (OR) will be finished before the patient is ready for surgery. This implies there will be a 5% risk of OR personnel being idle and… CONTINUE READING