ASC wrong-site surgeries up in Q4: 4 points

The ASC Quality Collaboration released data for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, showing the number of wrong site, side, patient, procedure and implants were up in the ASC setting, compared to previous quarters.

Here are four points:

1. For Q4, the rate of wrong site, side, patient, procedure and implant was 0.031 per 1,000 ASC admissions.

2. The figure is up from 0.022 per 1,000 ASC admissions in Q2 2016.

3. During Q3 2016, this rate totaled 0.027.

4. There were 0.028 of these instances per 1,000 ASC admissions in Q1 2016.

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