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No More Empty Beds - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2020

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Natalya E. Nelson, DNP, RN, CNOR | Santa Monica, Calif. L ast-minute cancellations of elective surgeries send neg- ative ripples outward from empty ORs. Surgeons with- out patients to operate on and facilities with unexpected holes in their schedules lose time and money. Frustrated patients who were physically and mentally primed for surgery lose faith in the providers Avoid Costly Case Cancellations A single pre-op phone call can help keep your surgical schedule on track. • FULL STORY It's not enough to keep a tally of last-minute case cancellations. You also need to keep track of why they happened. 2 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0

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