Letter to the editor: immediate implications of improved surgical efficiency
Daniel Gologorsky,1 Timothy G Murray1,2
1Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA; 2Murray Ocular Oncology and Retina, Miami, FL, USA
Earlier this year we published our analysis regarding the improved surgical efficiencies that commenced with the transition from the Accurus (Alcon Surgical, Fort Worth, TX, USA) to the Constellation Vision System (Alcon Surgical) integrated vitrectomy platform.1 The results of our study demonstrated that the transition to the Constellation platform resulted in an increase in the number of patient operations per day (from 7.55 to 8.53, a 12.98% increase), with a concurrent and statistically significant decrease in surgical room time (occurring without compromise to patient evaluated outcomes). The ramifications of such changes on resource allocation and operations management have not been reported. This brief report will expound on the immediate implications of increased surgical efficiency.
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