4 Statistics on Wasted OR Resources
- Approximately 6.7 percent of elective outpatient surgeries are cancelled.
- One-third of cancelled elective surgeries are cancelled due to "patient reasons."
- Each minute in an OR costs $15 to $20, leading to an OR cost per hour between $1,000 and $2,000, depending on the procedure.
- On average, a patient telephone call to an orthopedic nurse, assuming an $81,000 orthopedic nurse salary, costs between $15 and $20 in staff time.
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