Student Dissertation

Agency : Operation Theatre, OT Utilization, Factor Affect the Utilization

Objective : • To assess the overall utilization of the operation theatres in terms of hours. • To determine the extent to which different specialties’ are utilizing the allocated hours. • To assess the factors affecting the utilization (cancellations and delays)

Methodology : Type of study: Retrospective and Observational Type of data: Secondary from OT registers Methods of data collection: From Registers, OT records Data analysis tool: The data was analyzed by using MS EXCEL to calculate operation theatre utilization, cancellation rate and delay rate, to calculate these factors mathematical analysis was done. Variables studied: • Delay Rate • Cancellation Rate • Operation Theatre Utilization Sample size: The sample consists of the number of surgeries in three months, i.e.:1500 Analysis 66 I have done the study of seven operation theatres and the emergency OT from November to January. The study is of three months in Fortis escort hospital Jaipur. The rationale of the study is to find out the theatre utilization and to examine the factors that are affecting the utilization in OT. The data was analyzed by using MS EXCEL to calculate operation theatre utilization, cancellation rate and delay rate, to calculate these factors mathematical analysis was done The utilization of operation theatre was calculated by using the below formula: No of hours when OT was used *100 Total hours OT can be functioned • Surgeon was busy in some other case • Due to technical problem in the OT table • Surgeon was not available • Patient came late for the surgery • Clearance was done late • Surgeon needed the laser but it was not available • Surgeon was there but busy in some other emergency case • TPA clearance was done late

Recommendations :Hospital are performing large number of surgeries per day. Fortis Escorts is also providing round the clock emergency operative services. The study was conducted for months and it is a observational and retrospective study. There were several factors which I observed during these three months of dissertation. Out of these factors after analyzing I could come to the conclusion that the main factor that is affecting the overall utilization was previous surgery extension cases. So it was the top most reason that is hampering the utilization of OT in on way, and secondly priority wise clearance was the major factor that affects the utilization. Aim To study the utilization of operation theatre in Fortis escorts hospital Jaipur


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