How Anesthesia Staffing Can Affect OR Utilization
The type of anesthesia staffing at a hospital can impact operating room utilization, which in turn affects costs.
When a hospital uses a co-managed employment model, the hospital and anesthesia providers can align goals of greater efficiency, quality and cost savings. The anesthesia group can create customized anesthesia performance dashboards and develop analysis tools to assess utilization and improve efficiency.
Anesthesia's relationship to OR utilization is one element of an anesthesia employment framework by Enhance Healthcare: FOCUS. Other elements include finances, operations, clinical quality and strategic integration.
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