December 1, 2010

Flipping ORs: Does this common practice make business sense?

By: Pat Patterson

Flipping, double teaming, running ORs back-to-back. These are a few terms for the practice of providing multiple ORs for particular surgeons. The practice is widespread. A show of hands during a breakout session at the recent Managing Today's OR Suite conference in Orlando found nearly everyone used this practice. Flipping is popular with surgeons. They can perform more cases in less time, which is a major satisfier. But which surgeons…

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