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dc.contributor.authorTurunen, Elina
dc.contributor.authorMiettinen, Merja
dc.contributor.authorSetälä, Leena
dc.contributor.authorVehviläinen-Julkunen, Katri
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-27T13:38:51Z
dc.date.available2018-11-27T13:38:51Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/7182
dc.description.abstractOperative care is one of the major areas of healthcare services as over 310 million surgeries are conducted yearly. Surgery cancellations is a widely used indicator when evaluating the quality of preoperative care. Cancellations cause financial lost for organizations, however there is only limited research about the costs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the cost of elective day of surgery (DOS) cancellations in 13 operative specialties at a university hospital in Finland between September 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016 after a structured preoperative protocol was implemented to practice and a cancellation rate of 4.7% was recognized. Procedure prices conducted the data for the research and were collected from the hospital’s invoicing system. Financial loss and savings of cancellations were calculated from the total cost of procedures. As a result the total cost of DOS cancellations during the nine-month time period was 953,374.27 euros and mean loss of a single cancelled operation was 2,459.91 euros. The total of material savings for the hospital were 106,917.33 euros. As a conclusion, DOS cancellations cause unnecessary wastage, and financial aspects should be followed and evaluated systematically by setting goals and providing continuing developments.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherSciedu Press
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of hospital administration
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.5430/jha.v7n6p30
dc.rightsCC BY http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subjecteconomics
dc.subjectfinance
dc.subjectwaste
dc.subjectcost
dc.subjectsurgery cancellation
dc.subjectoperative care
dc.titleFinancial cost of elective day of surgery cancellations
dc.description.versionpublished version
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Nursing Science, activities
uef.solecris.id58623733en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© Authors
dc.relation.doi10.5430/jha.v7n6p30
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange30-36
dc.publisher.countryKanada
dc.relation.issn1927-6990
dc.relation.issue6
dc.relation.volume7
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessOpen access -julkaisukanavassa ilmestynyt julkaisu


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