“It’s highly inefficient for me to do surgeries here. We can’t ever seem to start on time.”
Complaints around the efficiency and timing of surgery is a symptom of a more complex root cause and may indicate a need for a surgical optimization program based on well-founded concepts.
Some benefits include but are not limited to:
1) less chaos and workarounds for nursing and other caregivers
2) less waiting for surgeons
3) more predictability for patients and family to coordinate personal needs related to the surgery
4) and more capacity and potential throughput for the hospital with lower costs
What techniques have you found useful to optimize surgical flow?