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Answering the Call - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - May 2020

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particularly HOPDs and surgery centers that, in many cases, have been non-operational due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So how do you reconcile the bene- fits of consolidating and stan- dardizing your mesh supplies with the need to provide your surgeons with the tools they need to perform safe and effec- tive surgery? Let's break down that process. 1. Form a committee The first step in standardizing your facility's mesh supply is to put together a committee of sur- geons who do the most hernia repairs, the high-volume physi- cians who handle 75% to 80% of your facility's cases. After you get these individuals together, you can start to look at which mesh products to keep and which ones to cut from your facility's inventory. You should be able to cut your inventory to three or four different types of mesh after some thoughtful discussions with this committee. 2. Communicate the change Of course, once you make that consolidation decision, there's a right way and a wrong way to communicate the news with those 6 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 2 0 • PREFERRED CHOICE Surgeons with a high hernia repair success rate are often very particular about the mesh products they use.

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