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April 2024
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Healthcare safety report: Outcomes improving, but workplace violence persists

Editor's Note Healthcare safety is moving in the right direction generally, but low perceptions of safety and rising reports of violence against nurses represent critical gaps that leaders should address, according to an April 2 press release on Press Ganey’s “Safety in Healthcare 2024” report. Focused on event reporting, workforce…

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By: Matt Danford
April 12, 2024
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Nominations open for 2024 ORM awards

Editor's Note Are you inspired by leaders who transform challenges into opportunities? Here's your chance to spotlight an exceptional figure in our field. We are thrilled to announce the call for nominations for our 2024 awards: OR Manager of the Year, PACU Leader of the Year, and Ambulatory Nurse Leader…

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By: Matt Danford
April 9, 2024
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Patient survey: Excessive needlesticks during hospital visits impede workflow

Editor's Note A new survey finds that hospital patients receive more needlesticks than necessary, negatively impacting their experience and contributing to workflow issues. The survey was published March 27 by medical technology company BD and conducted by the Harris Poll. More than 1 in 10 (11%) of 2,006 surveyed adults, including…

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By: Brita Belli
April 8, 2024
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Help us help you: OR Manager 2024 Salary/Career Survey now open

Editor's Note Although OR Manager is dedicated to providing the education perioperative leaders need to succeed, we can’t do that without your input. Our annual Salary/Career survey, now open for 2024, makes it easy for you to provide that input—and in the process, get a chance to win one of…

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By: Matt Danford
April 5, 2024
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Private payers profit by delaying medical claims

Editor's Note Private payers initially deny reimbursement on 15% of claims, only to later approve more than half of those initial denials, according to a national survey of healthcare institutions published March 21 by Premiere, Inc. Additionally, the denied claims on average tend to be more prevalent for higher-cost treatments…

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By: Matt Danford
April 4, 2024
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Leapfrog Group launches survey focusing on patient safety in ASCs

Editor's Note The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization that is behind the biannual Hospital Safety Grades, hopes to assist with patient safety improvements in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) across the US with its latest initiative, NJ Biz March 25 reports. Starting April 1, the Leapfrog ASC Survey will be…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 27, 2024
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Nominations open for 2024 Ambulatory Nurse Leader of the Year

Editor's Note Are you inspired by leaders who transform challenges into opportunities? Here's your chance to spotlight an exceptional figure in the field of ambulatory surgery care. We are thrilled to announce the call for nominations for the Ambulatory Nurse Leader of the Year 2024. This prestigious accolade celebrates a…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 27, 2024
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Two-question survey could help improve pain management, reduce opioid use

Editor's Note A simple, two-question survey could help identify patients most likely to develop chronic pain during recovery from surgery or injury and direct them toward proactive, holistic services that reduce reliance on opioids. NEJM Catalyst published the findings on March 20. Conducted by a research team from Duke University,…

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By: Brita Belli
March 22, 2024
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Decade of salary data shows mix of small gains, stagnation for OR leaders

Data and surveys

Takeaways OR leaders have experienced financial gains over the past 9 years, but not enough to keep up with inflation in recent years. Capital and operating budget responsibilities have increased over the past 6 years. Since 2015, OR leaders have consistently been most satisfied with their current job, but much…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
March 22, 2024
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Medicare households have double the healthcare spending burden

Editor's Note The healthcare spending burden of Medicare households was double that of non-Medicare households in 2022, according to an analysis published by KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) on March 14.  Using data from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, KFF found that average health-related expenses made up 13.6% of Medicare households’ total…

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By: Brita Belli
March 19, 2024
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