An anonymous Northeastern community teaching hospital in the US used its Medical Advisory Panel (MAP) to facilitate structured dialogue as a physician-led, data-driven process to help save money on laparoscopic cholecystectomies where operating room times for the procedure ranged from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours and there was wide variation in the use of disposable items. Through a structured dialogue process facilitated by the MAP, the surgeons agreed on a plan that made surgeons and residents aw...

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6.2.4 Purchase materials & supplies
6.4.1 Improve process/service performance

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