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Mia Lewis

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Today's Guiding Principles of Daily Surgical Scheduling

Summary

When numerous demands like surgeon requests, changing staffing requirements and capacity issues compete for OR time and space, the surgical schedule can take on a life of its own. Yet, the surgical schedule doesn't have to be hard to manage. Studies clearly show that schedulers should consider five key guiding principles in the following order: patient safety, access, OR efficiency, patient service and physician satisfaction.

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Mia Lewis