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Practical Operating Theatre Management
Measuring and Improving Performance and Patient Experience


Andy Hardy, Jaideep J. Pandit, Cameron C. R. Buchanan, Yoshinori Nakata, André van Zundert, Thomas Sieber, Emily B. Goldenberg, Alex Macario, Meghana Pandit, Peter H. J. Müller
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  • Date Published: November 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316646830

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  • Distilling the ideas central to managing operating theatres, this book provides a practical and easy to use toolkit to improve theatre efficiency and patient outcomes. It advocates using time as the key measurement and proposes a new norm of operating theatre management based on rational, data-driven principles. Notions of 'efficiency' and 'scheduling' are clearly defined, and a scheduling toolkit available to download accompanies the work. The book's easy to use format supports managers in list planning, performance monitoring and demand-capacity matching while considering limited budgets and resources. It includes contributions from around the world, demonstrating the global application of its core approach. Aimed primarily at operating theatre managers, this book will also interest consultants, senior trainees, nurses and administrators who are involved in the daily running of the operating theatre and/or want to develop their leadership/managerial skills.

    • Offers a new perspective using 'time' as the relevant statistic, and provides a rational, tactical and problem-solving approach to case scheduling, monitoring performance and demand-capacity matching
    • Provides balanced solutions to dilemmas that arise from conflicting demands and pressures, demonstrating how to easily resolve conflicts to ensure patient safety, improve patient outcome and maximise efficiency of resources
    • Cost reduction in hospitals focuses on operating theatres, and this book provides topical and easy-to-use toolkits to plan lists, monitor performance and determine needed capacity with minimal effort or prior experience
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    'This book is a useful resource to anesthesiologists, operating room managers, and financial analysts on the topics of data-driven metrics. It provides a unique educational resource for those who are new to the topic of operating room efficiency, utilization, and productivity.' Axel Rodriguez and Amr E. Abouleish, Anesthesiology

    '… Practical Operating Theatre Management: Measuring and Improving Performance and Patient Experience delivers on both content and readability supported by data-driven metrics, making it a useful resource for clinical staff, theatre managers, and hospital management alike. I highly recommended it for future healthcare management course curricula.' Jaideep J. Pandit, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316646830
    • length: 206 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 189 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • contains: 92 b/w illus. 21 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Andy Hardy
    1. Introduction and scope of book Jaideep J. Pandit
    2. Defining 'efficiency' Jaideep J. Pandit
    3. Defining 'productivity' Jaideep J. Pandit
    4. Case scheduling Jaideep J. Pandit
    5. Capacity planning Jaideep J. Pandit
    6. Staffing and contracts Jaideep J. Pandit
    7. Theatre finances Jaideep J. Pandit
    8. Pre-operative patient preparation Jaideep J. Pandit
    9. Operating theatre management in New Zealand Cameron C. R. Buchanan
    10. Operating theatre management in Japan Yoshinori Nakata
    11. Operating theatre management in two European countries André van Zundert and Thomas Sieber
    12. Operating theatre management in Australia André van Zundert
    13. Operating theatre management in the United States Emily B. Goldenberg and Alex Macario
    14. Clinical governance and safety in theatres Meghana Pandit
    15. Summary and overview Peter H. J. Müller

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    Jaideep J. Pandit, Oxford University Hospitals
    Jaideep J. Pandit is Consultant Anaesthetist at Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Professor and Fellow of St John's College, Oxford, where he teaches Physiology. He has been awarded prestigious professorships and lectureships, including the Macintosh Professorship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists 2011, Visiting Professor at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm 2018, Jobson Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney and USP Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2017. He is an elected Member of Council at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, and 2015–18 Clinical Advisor to NHS England's New Care Models.


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