The increasing availability of Single-Use, Sterile, Pre-Packaged (SSP) surgical instruments and implants provides an unprecedented opportunity for cost savings due to increased surgery throughput, sterilization cost savings, and reducing Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) and their related costs.
1. Increased Surgery Throughput
With shrinking orthopedic surgery reimbursements and increasing implant and staff costs, the need to generate savings through improved OR utilization is more pressing than ever. Delays and scheduling inefficiencies in the OR can cause facilities to hemorrhage money, and the overall cost of a single OR including its full complement of staff can cost up to $62 per minute.