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.
Najjar PA, Ashley SW. How Should Surgeons Interpret Operating Room Costs? Valuing Our Time. JAMA Surg. 2018;153(4):e176234. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.6234
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