Operation time in coronary artery bypass graft

Juha-Matti Lehtonen, Mikko Hippeläinen, Juhani Kouri, Matti Vartiainen

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Abstract

Surgeon work rate effect is the most important factor influencing surgical operation times but unexplained variability remains considerable. Better knowledge could help improving productivity and lead to enterprise development. The first objective is to find out if motor ability is a component of surgeon work rate effect in coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) operation. The results do not show any apparent connection between a surgeon's motor ability and operation time. The second objective is to investigate other factors of CABG operation time in general. Interviewed surgeons mentioned most often team- and patient-related factors as influencing operation times but also other factors were mentioned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)445-455
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Management and Enterprise Development
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • cardiac surgery
  • coronary artery bypass graft
  • enterprise development
  • healthcare
  • hearth bypass operations
  • motor ability
  • operation time
  • performance rating
  • productivity
  • surgeon work rate
  • surgical operation times
  • surgical performance

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