Same-Day Surgery offers ideas to save millions

This month, our special focus is on saving money and increasing revenue in outpatient surgery.

We tell you how providers are making changes under healthcare reform, including how one facility cut agency use by 70% and made another change that saved $100,000 a year. We tell you how one hospital put a stop to lost charges and added $10 million in revenues from the OR. We share how one surgery center reduced overtime from 12 hours per nurse to almost zero and saved thousands on an equipment purchase. We share how a revamped system for inventory control saves one facility an estimated $1 million per year. For those of you performing spine injections, we tell you eight ways to achieve the shortest procedure times. Finally, we tell you how to avoid a needlestick injury that could result in an expensive lawsuit.

We hope you enjoy this special issue of Same-Day Surgery!