Surgical unit time utilization review: Resource utilization and management implications

@article{ScD1988SurgicalUT,
  title={Surgical unit time utilization review: Resource utilization and management implications},
  author={Toby Gordon Sc.D. and Sharon Paul and Alan Lyles Sc.D. and Joan Fountain},
  journal={Journal of Medical Systems},
  year={1988},
  volume={12},
  pages={169-179}
}
As health care providers seek ways to reduce the cost of health care services, hospital operating rooms (ORs) have been identified as potential areas for cost reduction efforts. Cost containment efforts which have shifted significant portions of the inpatient population to ambulatory areas have resulted in an inpatient population which is sicker and more procedure-intensive. Efficient management of operating rooms has assumed even greater importance in this environment. Inefficient or… CONTINUE READING

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