Operating room turnover time autocorrelation while using mobile applications

Majbah Uddin, Robert Allen, Nathan Huynh, Jose M. Vidal, Kevin M. Taaffe, Lawrence D. Fredendall, Joel S. Greenstein


We would like to thank Drs. Dexter and Epstein for their well thought-out comments to our recent article about the use of an Android app to record the OR turnover times. In their letter, they raised several important questions and asked for clarifications which we now provide. At the time we performed our experiments, Greenville Memorial Hospital did not have sensor data to track OR turnover times. This is still the case as of today. The response to the inquiry related to turnover time autocorrelation is provided in the following.