Opportunity cost of unavailable surgical instruments in Australian hospitals

Halton, Kate, Graves, Nicholas, & Hall, Lisa (2014) Opportunity cost of unavailable surgical instruments in Australian hospitals. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84(12), pp. 905-906.

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Abstract

Hospitals invest considerable resources organizing operating suites and having surgeons and theatre staff available on an agreed schedule. A common impediment to efficiency is perioperative delay,including delays getting to the operating room or during the operation. Perioperative delays entail significant costs for hospitals,wasting staff time and operating theatre resources. They may also affect patient outcomes; prolonged surgery is a predictor for unanticipated admission following elective ambulatory surgery...

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ID Code: 79379
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: instrument tracking, peri-operative delay, cost-effectiveness
DOI: 10.1111/ans.12822
ISSN: 1445-1433
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Surgery (110323)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Epidemiology (111706)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Health Economics (140208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Copyright Statement: This is the accepted version of the following article: Halton, K., Graves, N. and Hall, L. (2014), Opportunity cost of unavailable surgical instruments in Australian hospitals. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 84: 905–906. doi: 10.1111/ans.12822, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ans.12822/abstract
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2014 04:05
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2016 16:48

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