How far does poor governance information prolong surgical session time?

Al-Hakim, Latif and Gong, Xiao Yan (2011) How far does poor governance information prolong surgical session time? International Journal of Information Quality, 2 (3). pp. 279-286. ISSN 1751-0457

Abstract

This paper uses the concept of governance information to identify the preventable variation in terms of disruption and delay within operating rooms. It presents the results of 22 cases undertaken inside operating rooms of a public hospital in Australia. This research shows that governance information resulting from poor information quality increases variation events in operating rooms and forces surgeons and patients to endure an unnecessary average delay of approximately 26% of the surgical session time. Such additional time could be utilised to deal with the pressure of emergency cases and to reduce waiting lists for elective surgery.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Depositing User: Dr Latif Al-Hakim
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2011 08:57
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: governance information; information flow; information quality; operating room; preventable variation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1504/IJIQ.2011.040673
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19209

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