Wrong-site surgery & transfer rates drop in ASCs for Q4 — 6 key statistics

All-cause hospital transfer and wrong-site surgery rates dropped in the fourth quarter compared to the third quarter of 2018, according to the ASC Quality Collaboration's latest ASC quality report

The report's data was collected from 1,609 ASCs (999 multispecialty and 610 single-specialty) in every state except Vermont from July 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2018. 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.

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

Six key statistics to know:

1. All-cause hospital transfer/admission
Third quarter: .881
Fourth quarter: .873

2. Wrong site, side, patient, procedure, implant events
Third quarter: .023
Fourth quarter: .021

3. Patient burns
Third quarter: .023
Fourth quarter: .017

4. Patient falls
Third quarter: .121
Fourth quarter: .118

5. All-cause emergency department visit within one day of discharge
Third quarter: .97
Fourth quarter: .74

6. All-cause unplanned hospital admission within one day of discharge
Third quarter: .44
Fourth quarter: .35

Click here to read the full report.

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