Key findings from the Q2 2019 ASC Quality Collaboration report

The all-cause hospital transfer/admission rate dropped between the first and second quarter of this year, the ASC Quality Collaboration's latest ASC quality report reveals.

The report's data was collected from 1,652 ASCs (1,039 multispecialty and 613 single-specialty) in every state from April 1 through June 30. Organizations such as the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, Westchester, Ill.-based Regent Surgical Health and Deerfield, Ill.-based Surgical Care Affiliates agreed to collect and submit data.

All-cause hospital admissions includes ASC patients transferred or admitted to a hospital for any reason after receiving care in an ASC. Not all conditions measured result from care at an ASC, or can be expected before surgery. The rate of incidents is calculated per 1,000 ASC admissions.

Six key statistics:

1. All-cause hospital transfer/admission
First quarter 2019: .929
Second quarter 2019: .920

2. Wrong site, side, patient, procedure, implant events
First quarter 2019: .025
Second quarter 2019: .026

3. Patient burns
First quarter 2019: .011
Second quarter 2019: .013

4. Patient falls
First quarter 2019: .146
Second quarter 2019: .132

5. All-cause emergency department visit within one day of discharge
First quarter 2019: .78
Second quarter 2019: .80

6. All-cause unplanned hospital admission within one day of discharge
First quarter 2019: .37
Second quarter 2019: .37

Click here to read the full report.

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