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How many patient transfer rooms are necessary for my OR suite?: Effect of the number of OR transfer rooms on waiting times and patient throughput in the OR – analysis by simulation = Wie viele Patientenschleusen braucht mein OP-Bereich?: Einfluss der Zahl von OP-Schleusen auf Wartezeiten und Patientendurchsatz im OP – Analyse mithilfe einer Simulation

Messer, C.; Zander, A.; Arnolds, I.V.; Nickel, S.; Schuster, M.

Abstract (englisch):
Introduction In most hospitals the operating rooms (OR) are separated from the rest of the hospital by transfer rooms where patients have to pass through for reasons of hygiene. In the OR transfer room patients are placed on the OR table before surgery and returned to the hospital bed after surgery. It could happen that the number of patients who need to pass through a transfer room at a certain point in time exceed the number of available transfer rooms. As a result the transfer rooms become a bottleneck where patients have to wait and which, in turn, may lead to delays in the OR suite. In this study the ability of a discrete event simulation to analyze the effect of the duration of surgery and the number of ORs on the number of OR transfer rooms needed was investigated. Methods This study was based on a discrete event simulation model developed with the simulation software AnyLogic®. The model studied the effects of the number of OR transfer rooms on the processes in an OR suite of a community hospital by varying the number of ORs from one to eight and using different surgical portfolios. Probability distributions for the process duration of induction, surgery and recovery and transfer room processes were calculated on the basis of real data from the community hospital studied. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1007/s00101-015-0108-5
Zitationen: 3
Web of Science
Zitationen: 4
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Operations Research (IOR)
Karlsruhe Service Research Institute (KSRI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2015
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0003-2417, 1432-055X
KITopen-ID: 1000051852
Erschienen in Der Anaesthesist
Band 64
Heft 12
Seiten 958-967
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 27.11.2015
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