Analysis of operating room efficiency between a hospital-owned ambulatory surgical center and hospital outpatient department.

Affiliation

Parkland Hospital and the University of Texas Southwestern Department of Surgery, Dallas, TX, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are frequently utilized; however some ambulatory procedures may be performed in hospital outpatient departments (HOPs). Our aim was to compare operating room efficiency between our ASC and HOP.

Keywords

ASC,Efficiency,OR,Outpatient,Surgery,