Why does one well-designed, best practice program fail while some poorly designed programs run effectively? The answer is governance. A successful perioperative governance team wins the confidence of surgeons, anesthesia, OR nurses and OR managers by balancing the needs of their competing agendas.
All active personnel in the perioperative department should be able to answer these questions easily.
Who runs the program?
What rules do they follow?
How is conflict resolved?
Who is accountable for performance?
An OR Governance Structure that is well-designed, well-understood and well-enforced will result in greater OR effectiveness and marketability.