Key Indicators of Performance for the Operating Room

This week’s episode of the First Case “Articles On-The-Go” series features, Paul Wafer, BS, MBA, RN discussing seven critical indicators for high performing Operating Rooms: “Blocks are meant for high volume surgeons who can fill a room.  It should be a “reward” for consistent utilization.  Blocks should be utilized at the 85% rate.  If physician blocks are consistently underutilized, they must be addressed.  In hospitals with low block utilization, we recommend a target in the 60-70% range and adjust it higher as compliance improves.  Physicians with low utilization must be addressed in an objective fashion.  Depending on their current utilization, they should either have their number of days reduced, or completely eliminated…”  ——- Articles On-the-Go presents perioperative insights from written articles in a creative, easy to listen, audio format. Think audio book, meets busy Operating Room professional!   #FirstCase #Podcast #OperatingRoom #Surgery #ArticlesOnTheGo



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