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OR of the future at Mass General: high-throughput pod

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston) has opened a 28-OR surgical suite based on the hospital’s “OR of the Future” research.  This brief article describes the pod design concept in which 4 operating rooms are arranged around a central core for instrument setup.  The high-throughput pod includes 12 perioperative bays and enables parallel processing.

Source:  High-throughput OR pod expedites patient flow.  OR Manager;27(11):13-14, Nov. 2011.  Click here for the publisher’s website: http://www.ormanager.com/catalog/default.php?cPath=23_42_280  Posted by AHA Resource Center, (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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