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October 2012
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Effective management of the OR is critical in all clinical settings, where ensuring that policies, systems, staff members and teams are efficient, safe and cost-effective is paramount. Operating Room Leadership and Management is a comprehensive resource for physicians and administrators involved in the day-to-day management of operating rooms in a hospital setting or smaller-scale facilities. Topics include:OR metricsSchedulingHuman resource managementLeadershipEconomicsIT managementQuality assuranceRecovery.This practical, evidence-based text is written by leaders in the field of OR management and is relevant to medical directors, administrators and managing physicians. Specific nursing considerations, preoperative patient evaluation, financial performance measures and pain clinic management are also discussed in detail. Operating Room Leadership and Management enables all OR managers to improve the efficiency and performance of their operating rooms.


'This book really widens your understanding of the dynamics of a successful surgical practice and will be extremely useful for different healthcare professionals with career interest in this field.'

Source: Anesthesiology

'… an excellent and thought-provoking reference for physicians considering leadership roles in the hospital or physicians frustrated with operating room (OR) inefficiencies … The profession will be inspired to make new and creative changes to improve OR efficiency and anesthesia practice.'

Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia

'This book provides an excellent platform and springboard for the discussion and effective resolution of divergent and oftentimes conflicting issues as they relate to operating room and hospital administration and management. To operate a safe, efficient and cost-effective medical facility, this book provides … the critical information. It is a must-read.'

Nano Khilani Source: Biz India

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