September 1, 2010

OR directors striving to adjust staffing in a down economy

By: OR Manager

The lingering effects of the recession continue to affect OR staffing, according to results of the 20th annual OR Manager Salary/Career Survey. Like last year, most OR directors and managers (78% vs 80% in 2009) said the economic downturn has had an impact on staffing. But this year's results indicate stability and a few glimpses of optimism. OR directors reported less use of almost all strategies for adjusting staffing in response to economic pressure and, for some, declining case volume.

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