Operating Room First 15 Minutes
An operating room, commonly referred to as the “OR,” is a facility within a hospital where surgical operations are carried out in a sterile environment with overhead surgical lights. Operating rooms are generally windowless and feature controlled temperature and humidity. Special air handlers filter the air and maintain a slightly elevated pressure. Electricity support has backup systems in case of a black-out.
Many hospitals charge for operating rooms in 15 minute increments. The first 15 minutes cost $1,402. Operations for RACF children range from 4-9 hours or more depending on the complexity of the child’s condition and any complications that may arise during surgery.