10 Clinical & Operational Statistics on Low Back Injections in Surgery Centers
Here are 10 clinical and operational statistics on low back injections in surgery centers, according to a 2011 AAAHC clinical study of the procedure, including results from 45 organizations that performed a combined total of more than 55,000 procedures annually.
Median pre-procedure time: 60 minutes (range 9 to 160)
Processes that shortened pre-procedure times: Preparing paperwork prior to patient arrival, physician involvement in patient flow
Median procedure time: 7 minutes (range: 3 to 14)
Median discharge time: 27 minutes (range: 7 to 63)
Processes that shortened discharge times: Avoiding sedation, pre-procedure patient education
95 percent of patients were able to schedule the procedure within a reasonable period of time.
98 percent said they had an adequate understanding of the procedure.
82 percent reported that they were performing their usual daily activities.
76 percent reported their pain had improved.
50 percent had reduced their pain medications.
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