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How surgical smoothing could help ease the medical backlog created by COVID-19

Surgical smoothing eliminates conflicts and adds granularity to medical-decision making.
Colin Butler – CBC News

Who Should We Treat: Elective Surgical Admissions or Patients With COVID-19?

Peter S. Antkowiak, MD; Michael N. Cocchi, MD; David T. Chiu, MD, MPH; and Leon D. Sanchez, MD, MPH

Another election cycle, another health-care debate

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.

Emergency Rooms Shouldn’t Be Parking Lots For Patients

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.

To Solve Hospital Overcrowding, Think Like a Mathematician

An operations management specialist is applying lessons from statistics to help free up hospital beds. It’s working.