By Monica J. Smith

New York—A task as simple as reviewing surgeons’ preference cards can result in substantial cost savings, according to the success of one hospital’s experiment in reining in OR costs associated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

“Making some estimates based on our 2017 volume, we saved $96,000 for only a couple hours’ time meeting with surgeons, and we achieved these savings without affecting quality of care,” said Colin Walsh, an associate