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Letter to the editor: immediate implications of improved surgical efficiency

Authors Gologorsky D, Murray TG 

Received 12 November 2013

Accepted for publication 13 November 2013

Published 6 December 2013 Volume 2013:7 Pages 2287—2288


Daniel Gologorsky,1 Timothy G Murray1,2

Bascom 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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