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Clear Cut - July 2015 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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The eye-only center invested $15,000 to $20,000 in turnover kits as well as stretcher beds to hasten patient transport. The returns they've realized in added case revenue have more than made up for what they spent, says Heather Hoffman, RN, CNOR, the administrative director of the Surgical Eye Center of Morgantown, noting that her facility's case volume increased by nearly 20% between 2010 and 2014. "We had to do to it to stay alive," says Ms. Hoffman, referencing the stagnant reimbursements of eye cases — the facility's lone source of revenue. "The physicians simply had to do more cases." How quickly do you flip rooms at your facility? Like Ms. Hoffman, are you pro- viding staff with the tools they need to move patients, 7 4 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | J U LY 2 0 1 5 Benchmark Your Turnover Times We asked readers about what they use and how much they spent to improve OR turnover times. Here's a sampling of what we found out. • 30% say their average room turnover time is less than 10 minutes. • More than 70% have invested in disin- fectant wipes or custom procedure packs to help speed room turnovers. • 46% use fluid waste Reader Survey

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