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AHA: COVID-19 to cost hospitals $323 billion
July 1, 2020 — Editor’s Note The American Hospital Association on June 30 released a report on the financial strain facing hospitals and health systems because of COVID-19, with total losses expected to be at least $323 billion in 2020. The total included $120.5 billion in financial losses that hospitals are predicted to see from July through December, in […]
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Declines in patient visits during COVID-19 projected to cost primary care $15 B
June 29, 2020 — Editor’s Note Harvard Medical School researchers are projecting that primary care practices will lose more than $15 billion by the end of the year. Because of the steep decline in office visits and fee for service payments from March to May, primary care practices are expected to lose more than $65,000 in revenue per full-time […]
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COVID-19 hospitalization costs could reach $17B this year
June 24, 2020 — Editor’s Note A new Avalere analysis estimates the cost of COVID-19 hospitalizations could range between $9.6 billion and nearly $17 billion this year, depending on infection and hospitalization trends, the June 23 Fierce Healthcare reports. The analysis considers the cost of hospitalizations in three scenarios: $9.6 billion, if there is a continued decline of cases […]
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Survey finds patient fears may limit return to surgery
June 23, 2020 — Editor’s Note As hospitals begin ramping up elective surgical procedures, healthcare leaders face significant challenges, the June 23 Becker’s Hospital Review reports. A market research survey by Lumeon (Boston) found that the top operational concern for healthcare leaders is making sure patients feel safe to schedule and come into hospitals for surgical procedures. Of 102 […]
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Different timetables, similar challenges seen in elective surgical caseloads
June 17, 2020 — Resuming elective surgical procedures is critical for recovering revenue lost during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and treating patients whose health may have been compromised while awaiting More »
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Defining ‘wants’ vs ‘needs’ drives success of instrument standardization
June 17, 2020 — Hospitals nationwide have thousands of unique instrument trays that take up valuable space on their shelves. Many trays are cluttered with rarely used instruments that are there “just in case.” The problem More »
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Editorial
June 17, 2020 — Mattis, a four-star general in the Marine Corps and an exemplary leader, will be the subject of a future OR Manager article that links his leadership qualities with those needed for successful OR management More »
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Agile, data-driven strategy for managing the OR after COVID-19
June 17, 2020 — As state authorities begin to ease restrictions imposed by COVID-19, physicians, nurse leaders, and administrators face a momentous challenge: resuming elective surgical procedures that have been postponed for More »
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