ambulatory surgery center


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ambulatory surgery center

a medical facility designed and equipped to handle surgery, pain management, and certain diagnostic procedures that do not require overnight hospitalization. Most patients who are in relatively good health may receive treatment at ambulatory surgery centers. The centers may be part of a community general hospital, a specialty hospital, or an independent medical facility with prearranged hospital support. The centers are staffed with health professionals as in conventional surgery departments.

ambulatory surgery center

A free-standing center that performs various types of surgery

ambulatory surgery center

An outpatient surgical center for cardioversions, endoscopies, and other relatively minor operations that do not require prolonged confinement in a hospital.
See also: center
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LaDonna Jergins, facility manager at the Evansville Surgery Center, claims ambulatory surgery centers "get patients back to work sooner, because they provide an experience that is more positive.
Hospitals with freestanding ambulatory surgery centers organized under separate budget centers may be able to hold down costs and increase market share by meeting price competition from independent centers, but they will not be able to cover cost overruns and allocate costs from elsewhere in the usual manner and still meet the competition from lower cost providers.
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