This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition other surgical procedures
Treatment all surgeries performed from jan 01, 2010 to dec 31, 2014
Sponsor University of Toledo Health Science Campus
Start date July 2015
End date October 2015
Trial size 9240 participants
Trial identifier NCT02525406, Surgical-Cancellation-Study


The goal of the study is to identify factors that enhance productivity and increase value delivered by hospitals drawing on concepts used in industry for quality and productivity in production and operations management literature. The investigators intend to look at surgeon experience, patient characteristics and pre-admission testing on operating room productivity.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective retrospective

Primary Outcomes

Surgical Experience vs Average Completion times of surgical procedures
time frame: intraoperative

Secondary Outcomes

Variability in Completion times of surgical procedures to predict scheduling difficulties.
time frame: intraoperative
Preadmission Testing and how it relates to the surgical procedure: time to completion, delays in starting time and/or cancellation.
time frame: Day 1
Patient Acuity vs Complexity of surgical procedure
time frame: Day 1

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants of any age.

Inclusion Criteria: - All scheduled surgical patients' information gathered in Surgery database from January 2010 thru December 2014 will be included. Exclusion Criteria: - Any case type where less than 5 surgeries were performed by a surgeon would be excluded and if the surgeon in question had less than 3 months of data available.

Additional Information

Official title Models for Improving Operating Room Productivity: Delays, Cancellations and Pre-admission Testing
Principal investigator Andrew B. Casabianca, MD
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in January 2017.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by University of Toledo Health Science Campus.