ASC Quality Collaboration report: 9 key benchmarks from Q3 2016

The ASC Quality Collaboration Quality Report released the third quarter 2016 results.

The results include data from 1,478 ASCs — 492 single specialty ASCs and 986 multispecialty ASCs — from 48 states. There were more than 1.8 million ASC admissions represented in the data, collected from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2016.

1. Patient fall rate: 0.103 per 1,000 ASC admissions
2. Patient burn rate: 0.015 per 1,000 ASC admissions
3. Hospital transfers: 0.945 per 1,000 admissions
4. Wrong site, side, patient, procedure, implant events: 0.022 per 1,000 admissions
5. ASC admissions with antibiotics ordered who received antibiotics on time: 99 percent
6. ASC admissions with appropriate surgical site hair removal: 98 percent
7. Eligible ASC patients with normothermia: 98 percent
8. ASC cataract surgery patients with unplanned anterior vitrectomy: 0.53 percent
9. Toxic anterior segment syndrome rate: 0.3 per 1,000 anterior segment surgery patients

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