“The surgical environment is an unique setting for patient care, drastically different from inpatient medical-surgical care settings and outpatient care settings. Important operational needs such as maximizing available time for procedure rooms, optimizing case turnaround times, and having the flexibility to accommodate scheduled and non-scheduled cases make this environment dynamic, exciting and at times, unpredictable.
In addition to those unique attributes, the management of medical device and supply inventory used to support surgical care is also unique. Consider the following statistics that illustrate the unique role medical supplies and devices play in the operational and financial performance of these service lines.”
Mobile Aspects, 2010