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Delays in the operating room, Efficiency, Preoperative testing



  1. Reynolds, Gailann Williamson MSN, RN, CNOR


This article describes a quality improvement project performed to determine if preadmission testing prevents patient delays for first-case starts in the operating room. Factors related to delays in first-case starts in the operating room were examined to determine if any of those factors could be affected by patients undergoing preadmission testing. This article presents the results.