These statistics come from the consulting firm Surgical Directions:
- Over 68 percent of revenue comes from perioperative services at better-performing hospitals
- 60 percent of margin from perioperative services at these better-performing hospitals
Most of this article is about tackling the challenge of staffing the surgical suite. The consultants recommend establishing a SURGICAL SERVICES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (SSEC), which should include surgeons, nurses, hospital executives, and anesthesia providers. The specific responsibilities of the SSEC are itemized. It is recommended that the SSEC have a huddle each day to plan for surgical cases scheduled to take place over the next 3 to 5 days. The OR staffing tool developed by the firm is also described.
Source: Mathias, J.M. (2015, Aug.). Predictive modeling helps match resources with needs. OR Manager, 31(8), 1, 7-9. Retrieved from http://www.ormanager.com/predictive-modeling-helps-match-resources-with-needs/ Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, firstname.lastname@example.org