Zuweisung und planung von operationsraumkapazitäten: Maximierung der operationsraumeffizienz am beispiel einer deutschen universitätsklinik

Translated title of the contribution: Allocating and scheduling operating room time. Based on maximizing operating room efficiency at a German university hospital

S. Freytag, F. Dexter, R. H. Epstein, C. Kugler, R. Schnettler

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Abstract

During the past decade many scientific advances have been made concerning the development of methodologies to maximize efficiency of surgical facilities through allocating and scheduling of operating rooms. In this article such a methodology is described. Using the analysis of historical data of surgical activity in a facility, future demand is predicted and planned. Part of the methodology includes principles and rules needed for the daily organization and operative management of surgical facilities. They are also derived from the same science and therefore the basis for rational and structured decision making. Medical aspects such as patient safety and free choice of day for surgery have higher priority than the economic goal of maximizing operating room efficiency.

Translated title of the contributionAllocating and scheduling operating room time. Based on maximizing operating room efficiency at a German university hospital
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)71-79
Number of pages9
JournalChirurg
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Maximizing efficiency
  • Operating room efficiency
  • Surgical management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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