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Surgical smoothing eliminates conflicts and adds granularity to medical-decision making.
Colin Butler – CBC News
Peter S. Antkowiak, MD; Michael N. Cocchi, MD; David T. Chiu, MD, MPH; and Leon D. Sanchez, MD, MPH
National adoption of patient flow optimization practices has the potential to reduce total U.S. per capita spending “by 4-5%”, which amounts to $140 to $180 billion a year.
Smoothing out surgical scheduling to improve efficiency is much less expensive than building a new hospital wing, and has been shown to yield major improvements.
An operations management specialist is applying lessons from statistics to help free up hospital beds. It’s working.