40 statistics to know about ASC physicians — Cases, ownership & more

Here 40 statistics on physicians' roles in ASCs:

The top 10 physicians at ASCs take on about 73 percent of cases on average, according to VMG Health's 2018 Multi-Specialty ASC Benchmarking Study. The study includes an analysis of more than 275 licensed freestanding ASCs, covering more than 1.3 million cases.

Top physician case volume:

Top 2 percent of physicians performing surgical cases

1. Mean: 32 percent
2. 25 percent: 22 percent
3. Median: 30 percent
4. 75 percent: 41 percent
5. 90 percent: 50 percent

Top 5 percent of physicians performing surgical cases

6. Mean: 54 percent
7. 25 percent: 44 percent
8. Median: 52 percent
9. 75 percent: 65 percent
10. 90 percent: 76 percent

Top 10 percent of physicians performing surgical cases

11. Mean: 73 percent
12. 25 percent: 64 percent
13. Median: 73 percent
14. 75 percent: 86 percent
15. 90 percent: 94 percent

Here are statistics on the number of active physician owners preferred for single-specialty centers and multispecialty centers, from HealthCare Appraisers' 2017 and 2018 surveys. Data for 2018 was collected from 15 respondents representing 700-plus surgery centers in the U.S., and data for 2017 was based on a survey of 24 respondents representing more than 700 centers.

Preferred number of active physician owners (single-specialty centers)

2017

16. One to five: 20 percent
174. Six to 10: 45 percent
18. 11 to 15: 25 percent
19. 16 to 20: 10 percent
20. 21 and up: 0 percent

2018

21. One to five: 20 percent
22. Six to 10: 67 percent
23. 11 to 15: 13 percent

Preferred number of active physician owners (multispecialty centers)

2017

24. One to five: 0 percent
25. Six to 10: 14 percent
26. 11 to 15: 45 percent
271. 16 to 20: 36 percent
28. 21 and up: 5 percent

2018

29. Six to 10: 27 percent
30. 11 to 15: 33 percent
31. 16 to 20: 27 percent
32. 21 or more: 13 percent

Preferred ASC ownership from an equity standpoint

2017

33. Less than 10 percent: 14 percent
34. 11 percent to 29 percent: 19 percent
35. 30 percent to 50 percent: 24 percent
36. 51 percent to 75 percent: 43 percent

2018

37. Less than 10 percent: 13 percent
38. 11 to 29 percent: 20 percent
39. 30 to 50 percent: 20 percent
40. 51 to 75 percent: 47 percent

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