The Cost of OR Time is $46.04 per Minute

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55576/job.v2i4.23

Keywords:

Business, management, cost, value, efficiency, cost per minute, OR cost, Operating room cost

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to establish a consensus estimate of operating room cost per minute based on currently published literature.

Design: Literature review.

Main outcome measurement: Operating room cost per unit time.

Results and conclusions: Google Scholar search produced 51 articles regarding ““operating room cost per minute” of which 14 had novel estimates for OR cost per minute. The mean of these estimates was $46.04 ± $32.31. There was little consistency in methodology among the included articles, which is reflected in the large range of values.

Level of Evidence: IV; Review

Keywords: Business, management, human resources, cost, value, efficiency.

(J Ortho Business 2022; Volume 2, Issue 4: Pages)

Author Biography

Benjamin Childs

Texas Tech University Department of Orthopaedics

Editor: Journal of Orthopaedic Business

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Childers CP, Maggard-Gibbons M. Understanding Costs of Care in the Operating Room. JAMA Surg. 2018 Apr 18;153(4):e176233. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.6233. Epub 2018 Apr 18. PMID: 29490366; PMCID: PMC5875376.

Moody, Alastair E. BS*; Gurnea, Taylor P. BS*; Shul, Craig P. BS*; Althausen, Peter L. MD, MBA†. True Cost of Operating Room Time: Implications for an Orthopaedic Trauma Service. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: May 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 5 - p 271-275

Moody, Alastair E. BS*; Gurnea, Taylor P. BS*; Shul, Craig P. BS*; Althausen, Peter L. MD, MBA†. True Cost of Operating Room Time: Implications for an Orthopaedic Trauma Service. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma: May 2020 - Volume 34 - Issue 5 - p 271-275

Published

2022-10-01

How to Cite

Smith, T. ., Evans, J. ., Moriel , K. ., Tihista, M., Bacak, C. ., Dunn , J. ., Rajani , R. ., & Childs, B. (2022). The Cost of OR Time is $46.04 per Minute . Journal of Orthopaedic Business, 2(4), 10–13. https://doi.org/10.55576/job.v2i4.23

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