Improving Operation Rooms and Planning to Reduce Surgery Cancelations and Inpatient Length of Stay
We apply process modeling and simulation to improve surgery planning, through the coordination of operation rooms and intensive care unit (ICU). A case study was carried out in a Brazilian hospital. With the proposed changes, we obtained a 39% reduction in surgery cancelations and a 61% decrease in preoperative length of stay.
KeywordsOperation room Intensive care unit (ICU) Simulation
This work was supported by the CNPq, CAPES, FAPERJ and PUC-Rio.
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