Daniel W Bailey, MD, McCartt Jason, MD, Byron Faler, MD, James Frizzi, MD, Pamela L Burgess, MD, Bradley C Bandera, MD. Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Objectives: With healthcare costs rising hospitals look to cut costs and eliminate inefficiencies in multiple areas of care. Operating room (OR) costs represent approximately 30-50% of total hospital expenses. The authors performed a pilot study to analyze the OR surgical costs and identify inefficiencies in a tertiary military medical center.
Methods: The OR cases of two established senior general surgeons’ cases were monitored. The equipment utilized during the case was recorded and compared to the surgeon’s respective preference card for commonly performed procedures. The per case variation from the preference card was recorded and the impact on cost assessed. Multiple discrepancies between the preference cards, the equipment assembled prior to the start of the case and what was actually utilized were identified. Any additional items that were opened during the case and their impact on cost was also assessed.
Results: Data acquisition ongoing.
Conclusion: There are multiple opportunities for improvement both in OR cost and efficiency.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 88797
Program Number: MSSP02
Presentation Session: Military iPoster (Non CME)
Presentation Type: MSSPoster