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Improving efficiency in the operating room

03/29/2017
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Surgeons need to document the timing of all steps in the operating room to become more efficient.

New ophthalmology residents sometimes mistakenly think that performing a surgery quickly is the key to doing more cases in a day. On the contrary, rushing a surgical procedure can result in a higher complication rate and less desirable outcomes, which will actually lower efficiency. Improving efficiency in the operating room is a multistep process that can result in the ability to help more patients per day while maintaining a high degree of safety and achieving excellent visual outcomes. This is particularly important for cataract surgery because the volume of cases is expected to increase to new highs. Read More


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