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Measuring and enhancing elective service performance in NHS operating theatres: an overview.

Abstract:
• The use of overall theatre utilization rates may be misleading when trying to identify underlying operating session inefficiencies • Future, more accurate, measures of efficiency will need to incorporate case-mix adjusted operative output • The optimization of theatre productivity includes methods such as: • Surgeon-specific list volumes • Managing patient flows • Maximizing ambulatory surgery provision • Ring-fencing surgical in-patient elective service provision.

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Publisher copy:
10.1258/jrsm.2008.080130

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Volume:
101
Issue:
6
Pages:
273-277
Publication date:
2008-06-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1758-1095
ISSN:
0141-0768
URN:
uuid:107a4aa8-41dd-414a-841c-c78e1cd9c7cb
Source identifiers:
450447
Local pid:
pubs:450447

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