Use of operating room information system data to predict the impact of reducing turnover times on staffing costs.

@article{Dexter2003UseOO,
  title={Use of operating room information system data to predict the impact of reducing turnover times on staffing costs.},
  author={Franklin Dexter and Amr E. Abouleish and Richard H. Epstein and Charles W. Whitten and David A Lubarsky},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2003},
  volume={97 4},
  pages={1119-26, table of contents}
}
UNLABELLED Potential benefits to reducing turnover times are both quantitative (e.g., complete more cases and reduce staffing costs) and qualitative (e.g., improve professional satisfaction). Analyses have shown the quantitative arguments to be unsound except for reducing staffing costs. We describe a methodology by which each surgical suite can use its own numbers to calculate its individual potential reduction in staffing costs from reducing its turnover times. Calculations estimate optimal… CONTINUE READING

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