Accession Number : ADA477646


Title :   Operating Room Utilization at Frederick Memorial Hospital


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 2006-Jul 2007


Corporate Author : FREDERICK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MD


Personal Author(s) : Edwards, Jonathan A


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a477646.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : The purpose of this research was to identify opportunities for improvement for Frederick Memorial Hospital operating room utilization rates. A logistical regression analysis was used to identify the impact of variables on operating room utilization rates and therefore help explain how or why some operating rooms incurred higher utilization rates than others. Potentially, this retrospective study can help identify areas of improvement that continue to exist in the operating room today. Data was gathered from II rooms in the surgical suite from 1 January, 2006 through 31 March, 2006. A total of 640 operating room days made up the unit of analysis. Four variables were found statistically significant at the .05 level as having an effect on the likelihood of achieving optimal utilization or not. It was determined that excessive available time was the primary factor for predicting a decrease in likelihood that an OR will achieve optimal utilization.


Descriptors :   *SURGERY , *MEDICAL EQUIPMENT , OPTIMIZATION , HIGH RATE , RATES , UTILIZATION , VARIABLES , OPERATION , SPACE(ROOM)


Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE