Preventable variation within operating rooms: information quality perspective

Al-Hakim, Latif and Gong, Xiao Yan (2009) Preventable variation within operating rooms: information quality perspective. In: 4th International Conference on Cooperation and Promotion of Information Resources in Science and Technology: Managing Virtual Organisations and Information in the Era of Globalisation (COINFO'09), 21-23 Nov 2009, Beijing, China.

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This paper uses the concepts of information quality to identify the preventable variation in terms of disruption and delay within the operating rooms. This paper has presented the results of 22 cases undertaken inside operating rooms of a public hospital in Australia. Results demonstrated that preventable variation resulted from poor information quality increases surgical time and forced surgeons and patients to endure an unnecessarily average delay of 25.68% (or about 26%) of the total surgery time. Such additional time could be utilised to deal with the pressure of emergency cases and to reduce the waiting lists for elective surgery.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. © 2009 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purpose or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE. DOI 10.1109/COINFO.2009.46
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2010 01:48
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:35
Uncontrolled Keywords: information flow; information quality; operating room; preventable variation; surgery
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150301 Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111709 Health Care Administration
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150313 Quality Management
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/COINFO.2009.46

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