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Survey Reveals 78% of Healthcare Executives Prioritizing Perioperative Cost Reduction Efforts
Sacramento Bee

An annual survey of hospital executives highlights the increased importance of reducing costs in the perioperative department. Seventy-eight percent of the survey’s respondents are considering or planning projects to reduce perioperative costs in the next year, a 34% increase in OR cost reduction projects since 2010. Twenty-five percent of hospitals in 2010 cited maximizing reimbursements as their top financial concern. In 2011, that number dropped by 56%. Top cited cost reduction projects focus on reducing costs of supplies, implants and tissues, standardizing supplies, and reducing waste.