Volume : V, Issue : I, January - 2016

A CASE STUDY TO IDENTIFY THE REASONS FOR POSTPONEMENT OF PLANNED SURGERIES

Ms. Jayasree Radhakrishnan, Dr. A. Satya Nandini

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This study was conducted in a selected multi- specialty hospital with four operating rooms over a period of one year i.e. from July 2012 to June 2013. All the patients scheduled to undergo elective surgical procedures in these operation theatres were included. Total number of surgical cases planned, number of postponements as well as causes of cancellation were included in the data. The objective of the study is to know the functioning of operation theatre and to identify reasons for postponement of planned surgeries. It also highlights its effect on hospital and patients and to suggest measures to be taken to minimize such postponements. As a large number of cases are postponed due to reasons like patients request, patient not reported for surgery, lack of OT time and clinical condition of patient, it was therefore clear that there was lack of proper patient counselling before scheduling, lack of proper list planning, unrealistic time allotment for cases and Inadequate control of hypertension and cardiac problems as well as other Medical diseases. This led to a large number of cancellations at the end of the day. 

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Ms.Jayasree Radhakrishnan, Dr. A. Satya Nandini A Case Study to Identify The Reasons for Postponement of Planned Surgeries Global Journal For Research Analysis, Vol: 5, Issue: 1 January 2016


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