Archive October 2008 IX, No. 10

Could Your Procedure Packs Use a Trim?

Our reader survey shows how regularly monitoring your packs' contents and usage can help you cut costs and root out waste.

Irene Tsikitas, Associate Editor

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What belongs in your procedure packs and what's just taking up space and costing you money? The short answer: Items that are used 90 percent of the time belong in your packs. But how do you get to that magic number? And — as your case mix, your surgeons and their preferences change — how do you stay there once you get there? That answer's a little trickier, so we surveyed your colleagues to find out what's worked for them.

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