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Analysis and improvement of operating room utilization and efficiency at UPMC Mercy

Koli, Latisha Sureshkumar (2019) Analysis and improvement of operating room utilization and efficiency at UPMC Mercy. Master Essay, University of Pittsburgh.

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Operating rooms are the heart of the hospital, impacting patient flow throughout the hospital, particularly from the ED (Emergency Department) and the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). It is necessary to keep the heart (Operating Room) of the body (Hospital) functioning at its best to ensure smooth functioning of the other organs (Departments) of the body.
Surgeries are a part of a major events in the lives of patients and their families. The entire Operating Room experience has a significant impact on patient satisfaction which is in interest of public health. Hence, it behooves the hospital to make this experience as comfortable and as smooth for patients and their families as possible for public health relevance.
ORs represent a significant amount of investment in terms of facility, equipment, staffing and supplies, which makes it necessary to utilize them to their maximum capacity and in the most efficient manner. A well organized and managed OR has a tremendous impact on the financial stability of the organization.
There are 15 major general operating rooms where general surgeries are performed, 2 Cysto operating rooms (Urological procedure rooms) that are similar to the general operating rooms but smaller in size and where smaller procedures are performed and 6 same day surgery operating rooms established at UPMC Mercy. The operating rooms operate from 7 am to 3pm.


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Item Type: Other Thesis, Dissertation, or Long Paper (Master Essay)
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Koli, Latisha SureshkumarLak138@pitt.eduLak138
ContributionContributors NameEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairHershey, Tina Batratbh16@pitt.eduTBH16UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberLuangkesorn, Louislol11@pitt.eduLOL11UNSPECIFIED
Committee MemberHecker, Julieheckerjm@upmc.eduUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date: 25 April 2019
Date Type: Submission
Number of Pages: 36
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Public Health > Health Policy & Management
Degree: MHA - Master of Health Administration
Thesis Type: Master Essay
Refereed: Yes
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Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2019 15:23
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 15:23

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