Articles  |   June 2016
Using O.R. Metrics to Drive Perioperative Performance
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Ambulatory Anesthesia / Central and Peripheral Nervous Systems / Education / CPD / Pediatric Anesthesia / Technology / Equipment / Monitoring / Quality Improvement / Articles
Articles   |   June 2016
Using O.R. Metrics to Drive Perioperative Performance
ASA Monitor 06 2016, Vol.80, 44-46.
ASA Monitor 06 2016, Vol.80, 44-46.
Robert B. Mesrobian, M.D., is Medical Director of Perioperative Services, Inova Fairfax Medical Center, Falls Church, Virginia, and Section Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Fairfax Anesthesiology Associates.

 Robert B. Mesrobian, M.D., is Medical Director of Perioperative Services, Inova Fairfax Medical Center, Falls Church, Virginia, and Section Chief, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Fairfax Anesthesiology Associates.

Anesthesiologists have significantly improved quality of care, but usually anesthesiology groups have focused on efficient delivery of anesthesia care, not efficiency metrics and perioperative governance to drive case volume. In many ways, anesthesiology and hospital goals are now more closely aligned to improve efficiency and throughput at lower cost while improving quality of perioperative care. With changing health care delivery and health system management, optimizing O.R. processes requires an understanding of efficiency metrics. Further, some hospital administrators are evaluated by operational metrics (on-time starts, turnaround times, etc.) included as performance goals in anesthesiology contracts.
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