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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-8  

An analysis of time utilization and cancellations of scheduled cases in the main operation theater complex of a tertiary care teaching institute of North India

S Talati1, AK Gupta1, A Kumar1, SK Malhotra2, A Jain3 
1 Department of Hospital Administration, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
2 Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India
3 Department of Transfusion Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India

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Dr. S Talati
Department of Hospital Administration, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh
India

Context: Operation theater (OT) utilization. Aims: To analyze the time utilization and to assess the stated causes of cancellations of scheduled cases in the OT complex of a tertiary care teaching institute. Settings and Design: This prospective study was carried out from December 2010 to April 2011. Materials and Methods: each of the 16 OT tables was observed for 6 days (total 96 days). The available resource hours were taken as 0800-1600 hrs. (480 min/day; 46,080 min in 96 days). The following parameters were recorded - time spent on supportive services, time spent on actual surgery, room turn over time, time spent for total procedure and time between entry and exit of patient. Statistical Analysis: Data were analyzed using the SPSS software version 15. Results: Of the total 325 scheduled cases, 252 were operated and 73 (22.5%) were cancelled. There were delays on 15 days (15.63%) in starting the OT table at the scheduled time. Of the total resource hours (46,080 min), the mean «DQ»Raw utilization«DQ» was 37,573 min (81.54%) and the «DQ»Adjusted utilization«DQ» was 39,668 min (86.09%). The mean time spent on «DQ»supportive services«DQ» was 5539 min (12.02%) and on «DQ»actual surgery«DQ»«SQ» was 28,277 min (61.37%), and the «DQ»room turn over time«DQ» was 2095 min (5.39%). Among the stated reasons for cancellations, lack of operating time - 57 cases (78.1%) - was the most common. Conclusion: Study of time utilization and cancellation are important tools in assessing the optimal utilization of available resource hours in an OT.


How to cite this article:
Talati S, Gupta A K, Kumar A, Malhotra S K, Jain A. An analysis of time utilization and cancellations of scheduled cases in the main operation theater complex of a tertiary care teaching institute of North India.J Postgrad Med 2015;61:3-8


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Talati S, Gupta A K, Kumar A, Malhotra S K, Jain A. An analysis of time utilization and cancellations of scheduled cases in the main operation theater complex of a tertiary care teaching institute of North India. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Nov 14 ];61:3-8
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