Wrong site surgery, patient falls & transfer rates drop in ASCs for Q2 – 6 key points

Written by Rachel Popa | September 25, 2018 | Print  |

The ASC Quality Collaboration released its report on ASC quality for the second quarter of 2018.

The report's data was collected from 1,586 ASCs (986 multispecialty and 600 single specialty) in every state except Vermont from April 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018. Organizations such as the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, Regent Surgical Health and Surgical Care Affiliates agreed to collect and submit the data.

The all-cause hospital transfer and admission rates, wrong site surgery and patient fall rates all dropped in the second quarter as compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.

The rate of incidents is calculated per 1,000 ASC admissions.

Here are six key statistics:

1. All cause hospital transfer/admission:
4Q2017: 1.012
2Q2018: .944

2. Wrong site, side, patient, procedure, implant events:
4Q2017: .032
1Q2018: .025

3. Patient burns:
4Q2017: .022
1Q2018: .015

4. Patient falls:
4Q2017: .111
1Q2018: .096

5. All cause emergency department visit within one day of discharge:
4Q2017: .71
1Q2018: .86

6. All cause unplanned hospital admission within one day of discharge:
4Q2017: .34
1Q2018: .43

Click here to read the full report.

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