8 More Statistics on Surgery Center Outcomes From the ASC Association (2Q 2011)

Here are eight more statistics on ambulatory surgery center outcomes from the ASC Association's Outcomes Monitoring Project 2nd Quarter (April-June) 2011 Report, which saw more than 600 ASCs participating in the survey. We previously published seven statistics from the report.


1. 71.9% of responding ASCs reported more than 6.1 paid clinical, non-physician hours per patient encounter.


2. 56.2% of responding ASCs reported days in accounts receivable of less than 35.4 days.


3. 97.3% of responding ASCs reported no wrong site, side, procedure, implant, patient surgeries per 1,000 patient encounters.


4. 94.2% of responding ASCs reported no medical device failure per 1,000 patient encounters.


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5. 95.2% of responding ASCs reported experiencing no incidents of cardiac and/or respiratory arrest per 1,000 patient encounters.


6. 89.4% of responding ASCs reported physician ownership.


7. ASCs reported an average procedure room use rate of 36.0%.


8. 99.5% of ASCs reported conducting a patient satisfaction survey.


Editor's note: The Outcomes Monitoring Project is a quarterly clinical benchmarking survey that is a member benefit for ASC Association members. In addition to the written report, participants received a summary of indicators showing their ASCs' individual results and national data in a table format designed to make comparisons easy. ASC Association members are eligible to participate in the project at no cost. For information about becoming an ASCA member, contact Mykal Cox at mcox@ascassociation.org or (703) 836-8808.


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