Presentation on theme: "Predicting Daily Surgical Case Volume March 28, 2014 Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors Nashville, TN Vikram Tiwari, Ph.D. William R Furman,"— Presentation transcript:
Predicting Daily Surgical Case Volume March 28, 2014 Association of Anesthesia Clinical Directors Nashville, TN Vikram Tiwari, Ph.D. William R Furman, MD Warren S Sandberg, MD, Ph.D. Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University Nashville, Tennessee
Predicting Case Volume from the Accumulating Elective Operating Room Schedule Facilitates Staffing Improvements Vikram Tiwari, Ph.D., William R. Furman, M.D., and Warren S. Sandberg, M.D., Ph.D. (Accepted for publication: Anesthesiology) 2
Research Motivation MonthBudg.ActualDiff.% Diff. Aug-12292430511274.3% Sep-1224482489411.7% Oct-1228132912993.5% Nov-1226732694210.8% Dec-1225652605401.6% Jan-1328132833200.7% Feb-1324912558672.7% Mar-1326782601-77-2.9% Apr-1328372826-11-0.4% May-13275429151615.8% Jun-13268828021144.2% Jul-1328152884692.5% Aug-13287930191404.9% 3 Resources needed for DoS are planned usually weeks in advance Variability in daily surgical case volume sub- optimizes resources day
How to predict the daily volume? Elective case booking pattern – can that provide a signal? 5
Research Questions Working from the elective schedule as it develops over time, whether: 1.surgical case volume can be predicted, if so, 2.with what confidence 3.how many days in advance 4.and, if the predictions could be used to flex staff up or down 6
Putting the output to use – Daily Case Report 10 For the first 15 days of July (excluding weekends), the model’s predictions (at TMinus5) were within +/- 7 cases of the final volume 80% of the time, whereas the budgeted volume was within +/- 7 cases 40% of the time.
Early wins! May – 2013 – identified volume shortfall 12 days in advance, arising due to all surgeons of a service attending a conference, without prior knowledge of the OR managers July 5 th, 2013 (Friday) – identified 4 weeks in advance that volume would be like a typical Friday, and no usual shortfall 11