[Histonet] NSH Histopathology Productivity Task Force

From:"Maray Weirauch"

Is there anyone on histonet that was involved in the study published in
The Journal of Histotechnology, Vol. 27, No 4, Dec 2004?  We pulled the
article to use for benchmarking information during a 'staffing
evaluation' of our Histology Department by an outside agency.  Our
administration is now questioning the information listed in Table 1.  It
lists averages of personnel given 28,800 surgicals & 22,184 pap smears
annually and 365 blocks & 649 slides daily.  There are several
categories of personnel included: pathologists, residents, secretaries,
cytologists and pathologist assistants in addition to the histology
positions.  There is a line that reads 'Average FTEs for all the above
positions - 11.30', but the total of the averages above this line comes
to 42.7 (12.6 for strictly histo titles).
My administration wants to interpret this as total employees for the
pathology department.  Does anyone know the way these numbers were meant
to be interpreted?

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