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Ready to Tackle Block Time A fair-and-square approach to block scheduling your surgeons will love. B lock time. Most of your surgeons want it, but you might not be so sure how to dole it out equitably and efficiently. Done correctly, block time can bring order to the chaos of the typi- cal OR, drive revenue and satisfy your surgeons. Done poorly, block time can create scheduling nightmares, reduce your case volume and rankle surgeons. From someone who has experienced the good, the bad and the ugly of block scheduling, here are 6 tips for doing it tight. 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 • J U L Y 2 0 1 7 Business Advisor Kathy W. Beydler, RN, MBA, CASC, CNOR • MIRROR IMAGE? How does the time surgeons requested compare with the time they've historically used?

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