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Invited Commentary
April 18, 2018

How Should Surgeons Interpret Operating Room Costs?Valuing Our Time

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
  • 2Department of Quality and Safety, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Surg. 2018;153(4):e176234. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.6234

Operating rooms (ORs) are concentrated centers of costs and revenue at the individual hospital level, making them important to financial solvency and a natural focus of value-improvement efforts.1 Critical to any path forward is a robust understanding of both what ORs cost to run and how to interpret and act on those numbers in clinically and strategically productive ways.

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