We have competition for beds between adult cardiac and pulmonary ED patients and patients coming from the cath lab on our 6North Unit
Do we have artificial variability in scheduling elective caths and if so, what can we do to smooth this?
There is much artificial variability in healthcare. We must do better to design systems to eliminate it. We can no longer afford this waste.
Separating the flow of urgent surgery from scheduled surgery reduces waste and rework
No-Block scheduling is a good way to help the surgeons, patients, and staff
Leading Change; by John P. Kotter
Michael L. McManus, M.D., M.P.H.; Michael C. Long, M.D.; Abbot Cooper; James Mandell, M.D.; Donald M. Berwick, MD; Marcello Pagano, Ph.D.; Eugene Litvak, Ph.D. Impact of Variability in Surgical Caseload on Access to Intensive Care Services , Anesthesiology 2003; 98: 1491-1496.