22 statistics to know on ASC industry growth, demand

Written by Rachel Popa | December 03, 2018 | Print  |

Here are 22 statistics to know on growth and demand in the ASC industry from a collection of sources in the industry:

Healthcare Appraisers surveyed 15 respondents including representatives of Ambulatory Surgery Centers of America, Birmingham, Ala.-based Surgical Care Affiliates and others to create its 2018 ASC Valuation Survey. Over 700 surgery centers were represented in the report. Here are statistics on the market demand and growth of ASCs:

The number of ASCs (or ASC interests) companies purchased over the past 12 months
1. None: 27 percent
2. 1-5: 40 percent
3. 6-10: 20 percent
4. 11-15: 0 percent
5. 16+: 13 percent

How many ASCs (or ASC interests) companies plan to purchase in the next 12 months:
6. None: 20 percent
7. 1-5: 47 percent
8. 6-10: 20 percent
9. 11-15: 7 percent
10. 16+: 7 percent

Acquisition activity in the ASC marketplace:
11. Increasing: 40 percent
12. Decreasing: 33 percent
13. No change from previous year: 27 percent

Competition for acquisitions in the ASC marketplace:
14. Increasing: 40 percent
15. Decreasing: 13 percent
16. No change from previous year: 47 percent

The number of hospitals in the U.S. was roughly equal to the number of ASCs in 2016, according to Healthcare Real Estate Insights.

17. As of 2016, there were about 5,532 surgery centers and 5,534 hospitals.

18. Between 2000 and 2016, the number of surgery centers grew 82 percent and the number of hospitals decreased 5 percent.

19. The number of surgeries performed in the outpatient setting reached two-thirds, up 30 percent from 1990.

Non-hospital provider facilities such as ASCs are a No. 1 acquisition target for 10 percent of healthcare acquirers, according to a West Monroe report. Here are the facilities healthcare subsectors acquisition firms are prioritizing:

Non-hospital provider facilities (acute care centers, clinics, nursing centers, ASCs)
20. No. 1 priority: 10 percent
21. No. 2 priority: 12 percent
22. No. 3 priority: 8 percent

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