The effect of a new NPO policy on operating room utilization.

@article{Murphy2000TheEO,
  title={The effect of a new NPO policy on operating room utilization.},
  author={Glenn S. Murphy and Michael Lynn Ault and Hor Yan Wong and Joseph Szokol},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  year={2000},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={48-51}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To prospectively assess the impact of a liberalized preoperative fasting policy on operating room (OR) utilization. STUDY DESIGN Prospective cohort study involving data collection before and after a change in nil per os (NPO) policy. SETTING Academic teaching hospital. PATIENTS 5,420 consecutive outpatients and AM admissions. INTERVENTIONS Data collection was done on all adult patients who presented to our OR suite over two 15-week periods. During the first 15-week… CONTINUE READING