3-part philosophy cuts OT and costs

January 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Jan2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The article reports on a three part philosophy process which Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, New Jersey used to achieve significant savings, including a reduction in overtime for preop nurses and a $10,000 savings in an equipment purchases.


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