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Cross-Industry Benchmarking: Is it Applicable to the Operating Room?
Quality Management in Health Care
  • Alan P. Marco, Wright State University
  • Steven Hart
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2001
Abstract

The use of benchmarking has been growing in nonmedical industries. This concept is being increasingly applied to medicine as the industry strives to improve quality and improve financial performance. Benchmarks can be either internal (set by the institution) or external (use other's performance as a goal). In some industries, benchmarking has crossed industry lines to identify breakthroughs in thinking. In this article, we examine whether the airline industry can be used as a source of external process benchmarking for the operating room.

Citation Information
Alan P. Marco and Steven Hart. "Cross-Industry Benchmarking: Is it Applicable to the Operating Room?" Quality Management in Health Care Vol. 9 Iss. 2 (2001) ISSN: 10638628
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alan_marco/19/