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Outpatient Surgery on the Rise

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:06pm

The results from the National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery showed that the rate of visits to freestanding surgery centers for outpatient procedures increase 300% from 1996 to 2006. The rate of visits to hospitals for outpatient procedures remained unchanged during that same time period. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics collected data on ambulatory surgery for 2006 and released a National Health Statistic Report yesterday. The data estimates the number of surgical and nonsurgical procedures performed on an ambulatory (outpatient) basis in the United States in 2006. The results are summarized below. Continue Reading »

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