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Ambulatory Surgery Centers
This paper explores ambulatory surgery centers and the services they provide.
# 101470 | 1,252 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Feb 26, 2008 in Medical and Health (Public Health Issues)


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Description:

The paper defines ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) as medical facilities specializing in elective same-day or outpatient surgical procedures. The paper discusses the licensing requirements set by state regulation for ASCs and their possibility of being accredited by Medicare. The paper attributes the widespread use of ASCs to their safety, licensure and certification, service, efficiencies to minimize wait times, staff specialization, increased focus on patients and cost savings. The paper then looks at the challenges faced by ASCs.

Outline:
Analysis of the Health Service Setting
Challenges & Opportunities

From the Paper:

"Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) can be defined as medical facilities specializing in elective same-day or outpatient surgical procedures. These facilities do not offer emergency care but only elective care. The word ambulatory is derived from the Latin verb ambulare, meaning "to walk," and so the patients treated in these surgical centers do not need to be admitted to a hospital and are well able to go home after the procedure. Ambulatory surgical centers are sometimes called surgicenters. By 2003, there were some 3,700 ambulatory surgical centers in the United States, a major increase over the 275 in 1980 and the 1,450 in 1990."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ambulatory surgery centers (2007). eNotes. Retrieved January 19, 2007 from http://health.enotes.com/surgery-encyclopedia/ambulatory-surgery-centers.
  • Ambulatory Surgery Center Fact Sheet (2007). Retrieved January 19, 2007 from http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:93WQ7O0s4KcJ:www.scasca.org/documents/AmbulatorySurgeryCenterFactSheet.doc+%22ambulatory+surgery+centers%22+staffing&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=28.
  • ASC Fact Sheet (2007). Retrieved January 19, 2007 from http://www.aaasc.org/advocacy/ASCFactSheet.htm.
  • Beeler, C. (2003). FASA Presentation, FTC/DOJ Hearings on Health Care & Competition Law & Policy. Retrieved January 19, 2007 from http://www.fasa.org/FTCStatement.doc..
  • National Survey of Ambulatory Surgery (2007). National Center for Health Statistics. Retrieved January 19, 2007 from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsas.htm.

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APA Format

Ambulatory Surgery Centers (2008, February 26) Retrieved July 06, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/ambulatory-surgery-centers-101470/

MLA Format

"Ambulatory Surgery Centers" 26 February 2008. Web. 06 July. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/ambulatory-surgery-centers-101470/>

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