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Impact of Digital Supported Process Workflow Optimization for Hip Joint Endoprosthesis Implantation on Hospital-Specific Process and Quality Ratios

Benjamin Lahmann and David Hampel ()
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Benjamin Lahmann: Department of Statistics and Operation Analysis, Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Acta Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, 2020, vol. 68, issue 4, 755-763

Abstract: Considering the continuous change within the German health care system, German hospitals are forced to realize efficiency gains and, at the same time, try to enhance their quality standards. Digital support systems in surgery rooms intend to improve operational efficiency and reduce failure quotas. A dataset with 383 hip joint endoprosthesis surgeries from a German hospital was analysed using statistical methods, among others logit model, odds ratio and ANCOVA. Results show that digitally supported surgery results in a shorter hospital stay time and reduces acute hemorrhagic anemia as a postoperative complication. Finally, it is possible to conclude that the Surgical Procedure Manager reduces surgical risks.

Keywords: digital support; endoprosthesis; hospital health care; process standardization; surgical procedure manager (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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