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Small changes in operative time can yield discrete increases in operating room throughput.

Authors
  • Seim, Andreas R
  • Dahl, Douglas M
  • Sandberg, Warren S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of endourology / Endourological Society
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2007
Volume
21
Issue
7
Pages
703–708
Identifiers
PMID: 17705754
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

There was a sudden, rather than a gradual, reduction of operative time leading to extra cases being performed. This coincided with (1) the surgeon being assigned a new fellow and (2) administrative commitment to finish three cases per day. Our original hypothesis was negated, but other controllable causes for changes in surgical throughput were identified.

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