26 statistics to know on ASCs & HOPDs — Procedures, growth potential & more

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

Six numbers to know:

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

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

3. Two-thirds of surgeries were performed in the outpatient setting in 2016 , up 30 percent from 1990.

4. About 61 percent of ASCs are single-specialty, with gastroenterology, ophthalmology and pain management as the leading specialties.

5. The six largest ASC operators manage 20 percent of all surgery centers. Most ASCs are at least partially physician-owned, and 64 percent are entirely physician-owned. Twenty-nine percent are joint ventures. Just 7 percent of ASCs are entirely owned by a hospital or corporate provider.

6. An average ASC is 15,447 square feet with three operating rooms.

Definitive Healthcare's database tracks the total charges for Medicare procedures performed at ASCs and hospitals across the U.S.

The top 10 procedures for Medicare beneficiaries:

Top ASC procedures

7. Cataract surgery: 1,226,120 procedures
8. Moderate sedation for endoscopy: 778,345
9. Moderate sedation: 760,462
10. Botox injection: 569,325
11. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (Egd) biopsy single/multiple: 541,547
12. Colonoscopy and biopsy: 451,144
13. Colonoscopy with lesion removal: 377,657
14. Epidural steroid injection in lumbar spine: 309,858
15. After cataract laser surgery:283,480
16. Injection into lumbar/sacral spine - 208,145

Top hospital procedures

17. Routine venipuncture: 109,135,527 procedures
18. Complete blood count with differential white blood cell count: 95,558,886
19. Comprehensive metabolic panel: 84,921,692
20. Therapeutic exercises: 43,649,139
21. Metabolic panel: 37,665,909
22. Urinalysis auto with scope:34,599,001
23. Electrocardiogram tracing: 31,152,864
24. Injection of propofol: 30,741,722
25. Assay thyroid stimulating hormone: 28,824,273
26. Lipid panel: 28,364,039

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