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5 Ways to Fix First Patient of the Day Delays

Efficient Operating Rooms stick to a schedule.

 

5 Ways to Fix First Patient of the Day Delays

First case start times can make or break the cadence of an operating room. Even a delay of only a few minutes significantly impacts the start times of subsequent procedures.

In a recent study of OR first case start times, 88% were delayed, with an average of 24 minutes per delay. What’s more, these operating room holdups resulted in approximately $444,000 in lost revenue for the health system.*

Rest assured, there are ways to put an end to this inefficient cycle, and it starts with beginning the first procedure of the day on time. Read through the Five Keys to Starting the “First Patient of the Day” On Time to learn how to get more time on your side in the OR.

*Bauer, C., Bernard, K., Greer, D., & Kamille, S. (2015). "Operating Room First Start Efficiency throughout a Large Urban Hospital System." J Patient-Centered Res Rev, 2(4), 202-203.

 

Source: SpecialtyCare, LLC

 

 

5 Ways to Fix First Patient of the Day Delays

 
 
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The Operating Theatre Journal, OTJ, is published monthly and distributed to every hospital operating theatre department in the UK. The distribution includes both the National Health Service and the Private Sector.

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