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COVID impact to surgical capacity
- UK: 28%, 10% and 12% of head & Neck cancer patients requiring surgery were delayed, radiotherapy and de-escalated
- USA: 35% decrease in surgical volumes
- WW and EU: 75-90% fewer surgical procedures
- Takeaway: Surgeries declined and for those that were able to have surgery the delay was significant which negatively impacted health.
Surgical capacity expansion initiatives
- Backlog: Health systems create a backlog of surgeries with many health systems implementing a criterion to proceed.
- Adaptation: Hospitals adapted the hospital to surgical areas and COVID areas to maintain surgical capacity but limited to emergent.
- Expansion: More surgeries moved to ambulatory care and outpatient centers. Typical inpatient procedures were moved to an ambulatory or outpatient location.
- Takeaway: Capacity re-direction is plug or bandaid but not sufficient to sustain for future waves.
Revenue impact with surgical capacity initiatives
- USA: $200B hospital financial losses
- EU: Healthcare system leave most vulnerable without healthcare and millions with no care.
- APAC: 40-50% shifted to wellness of staff vs. providing care. South Korea, Thailand down 40-60% in procedure revenues.
- LATAM: Region shortfalls in funding causing inability to restart access.
- Takeaway: Hospitals in the red and patients left without any place for emergent, semi-emergent or elective surgeries
Recommendations: Surgical Capacity expansion and Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence
- Implement small and large scale surgical capacity modeling using ML, AI and Simulation at health system and hospital integrated with ambulatory and outpatient.
- Cloud based computing providing hospital system capacity in real-time
- Operations role within hospital to plan surgeries for most in need.