Anesthesiology Focus for Operating Room Efficiency

Anesthesiology may be a sleeper in healthcare, in a manner of speaking. While not traditionally regarded among the top service lines, anesthesiology programs are a direct link to a hospital's biggest moneymaker: surgery in the operating rooms. Hospitals are homing in on anesthesia programs to buttress their ORs and improve coordination with patients to reduce delays.

2 comments on "Anesthesiology Focus for Operating Room Efficiency"
Brian D Gregory (12/27/2012 at 2:41 PM)

You might like to take a look at It's about OR productivity with lots of graphs, numbers, and logic.
Bryan Warren (12/27/2012 at 2:06 PM)

Great article-hitting all the key success factors but one: Alignment should also talk about alignment of the hospital's goals with the financial arrangement with the Anesthesia group(s). If they are independent, their incentives may not be such that they are willing/interested in changing their practices. I've even seen employed An. groups or those under contracts financially incentivized in such a manner that goals weren't aligned.


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