Tag: Demographics

Ambulatory endoscopy management strategies keep patients, finances healthy

Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy is one of the most common procedures in the US. Performed more than 17.1 million times per year in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings as well as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), GI procedures account for 68% of all endoscopies, according to a May 2022 article in Digestive…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
June 24, 2024
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Study: Female, minority surgeons experience greater distress after adverse events

Editor's Note Surgeons and surgical trainees who are female or from minority racial or ethnic backgrounds report higher levels of negative emotions and self-doubt after adverse events, according to a recent study in JAMA Network Open. According to a June 5 report in MedPage Today, the single-site, mixed-methods study found…

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By: Matt Danford
June 18, 2024
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Deadline extended, rewards added for Career/Salary Survey

Editor's Note Recognizing that perioperative leaders are busy people, we’ve extended the deadline to participate in the annual OR Manager Career/Salary survey—and we’re sweetening the incentives to include a free Premium Subscription to OR Manager.    Now open through June 7, this annual survey yields useful, actionable insights made possible…

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By: Matt Danford
May 31, 2024
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COVID-19 pandemic erased decade of global progress on life expectancy

Editor's Note A nearly 2-year drop in global life expectancy from 2019 to 2021 indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic effectively erased decade of progress, according to The World Health Organization’s 2024 World Health Statistics report. According to May 24 Healio report on WHO’s findings, global life expectancy dropped by 1.8…

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By: Matt Danford
May 30, 2024
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How awareness evolves to action on surgeon, patient gender gaps

Takeaways Although women comprise half the population, they were left out of medical research on major causes of death for both women and men—cancer, heart disease, and stroke—until 1990. Using surgical tools designed by men, for men can impact every aspect of a woman surgeon’s work, from learning new procedures…

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By: Brita Belli
May 24, 2024
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One week left to participate in the OR Manager Career/Salary Survey

Editor's Note Although perioperative leaders are busy people, there are plenty of good reasons to set aside 15 minutes to participate in the annual OR Manager Career/Salary survey.  One example is satisfaction of contributing to perioperative education. As demonstrated by recent coverage, the survey yields useful, actionable insights made possible…

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By: Matt Danford
May 23, 2024
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OR Manager survey-takers earn gift cards, free event passes

Editor's Note We rely heavily on the input of OR leaders to shape our editorial coverage, and the annual OR Manager Salary/Career survey is one of our main means of securing that input. However, we have more to offer participants in this year’s survey than the satisfaction of knowing they…

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By: Matt Danford
May 9, 2024
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Death, hospital readmission less likely for women treated by female doctors

Editor's Note A new study showing women treated by female doctors are less likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital adds to the growing body of evidence that women and minorities tend to receive worse medical care than men and white patients, NBC News reported April 22. Published…

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By: Matt Danford
April 26, 2024
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Contribute to perioperative education with the 2024 OR Manager Salary/Career Survey

Editor's Note How does your experience compare to that of your fellow perioperative leaders? The 2024 Salary/Career Survey is your chance to find out—and to contribute to the education of the broader community. We’ve published an article on a decade's worth of data from the annual survey in every issue…

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By: Matt Danford
April 23, 2024
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ASC staffing woes persist in era of increased surgical volume

Data and surveys

The past 10 years of data from the OR Manager Salary/Career Survey reflects many challenges in the healthcare environment, particularly those associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. ASC leader respondents report that staffing difficulties have become particularly challenging. For example, only 15% of respondents to the 2014 survey reported increased RN…

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By: Cynthia Saver, MS, RN
April 19, 2024
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