Can 1 Surgeon Run 2 ORs Simultaneously? Study Says Yes

Having one surgeon run two operating rooms simultaneously with appropriate staff support does not increase surgical complications or reduce outcomes, according to research presented at the American Academy of Thoracic Surgeons' annual meeting.

The study examined the practice for nearly 3,000 cardiothoracic surgeries performed in hospitals and found metrics such as operation duration, starting and closing times and surgical outcomes were unchanged.

While the study was performed in a hospital setting, it may have far-reaching implications for surgical cases performed elsewhere; it is one of the first studies to provide hard data on the safety and efficacy of having one surgeon supervise two ORs for simultaneous surgeries, according to a report from Medscape.

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