Accession Number:

ADA516603

Title:

An Analysis of Operating Room Performance Metrics at Reynolds Army Community Hospital

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 2008-Jul 2009

Corporate Author:

REYNOLDS ARMY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL FORT SILL OK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-06-28

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

This study includes developing workload based metrics that can be used to evaluate OR performance, analyzing the surgical services at Reynolds Army Community Hospital RACH with these metrics, and comparing the performance of each of the surgical services in these metrics with the traditional utilization metric. The metrics include Surgical RVU per Hour, RVU per Assigned Hour, RVU per Staffed Hour, Surgeon Cost per RVU, and Total Cost per RVU. An ANOVA identified a statistical difference among the performance of surgical services in each metric, including utilization rates, p 0.01. For each metric, the surgical services were further analyzed with a post hoc Tamhanes T2 Test. Surgical Services were ranked according to performance in each metric. The ranking order was not the same across all six metrics however, the top three surgical services were the same for all productivity based metrics. When compared to utilization rates, only one of these surgical services was ranked in the top three performers. The other two were ranked in the bottom three for utilization.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE