Surgical disruption: information quality perspective

Al-Hakim, Latif (2008) Surgical disruption: information quality perspective. International Journal of Information Quality, 2 (2). pp. 192-204. ISSN 1751-0457

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Abstract

Common surgical errors can be prevented or intercepted by avoiding disruptions inside the operating rooms. This paper uses Information Quality (IQ) concepts and identifies information elements that cause disruptions. It reports preliminary results from 27 observed surgeries conducted in two Australian hospitals. The methodology used employs an 'object-centred' strategy in which the object is the surgeon and records the time during which the surgeon has to wait unnecessarily. Results indicated that disruptions prolonged surgical time and forces surgeons to unnecessary wait for more than 19% of the normal surgical time. However, due to the small number of observations more work is required to provide a better coverage to the vast causes of disruptions unaccounted for in this study.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Depositing User: Dr Latif Al-Hakim
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2009 09:11
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:13
Uncontrolled Keywords: surgical disruption; information quality; governance information; surgery; surgical operations; Australia; surgical time; healthcare
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111711 Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150313 Quality Management
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920118 Surgical Methods and Procedures
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1504/IJIQ.2008.022963
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/4880

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