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Tips on cutting OR costs

Operating room managers are going to be pressed to cut costs in 2012 due to cuts in the Medicare and Medicaid programs and an increase in uninsured patients.  Ideas mentioned in this brief article include:

  • Review items in custom packs
  • Make physician preference cards are up to date
  • Devise gain-sharing programs with surgeons
  • Add induction rooms
  • Flip the operating rooms (cutting down time as a surgeon moves right to the next case)

Source: Cost management for ORs moves from minor to the major leagues.  OR Manager;27(12):1, 9-10, Dec. 2011.  Click here for publisher’s website: http://www.ormanager.com/ Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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