Outpatient surgery growth over 15 years — 12 statistics

An increase in the number of surgeries performed in the U.S. has largely contributed to ASC market growth in the past decade, according to an Executive Insights report from L.E.K. Consulting.

L.E.K. compared the percent of total surgical cases performed in outpatient versus inpatient settings. The outpatient category includes hospital outpatient departments and ASCs.

Outpatient
2005: 58 percent
2010: 60 percent
2015: 63 percent
2020: 64 percent

Inpatient
2005: 42 percent
2010: 40 percent
2015: 37 percent
2020: 36 percent

Total U.S. surgical cases
2005: 50 million
2010: 54 million
2015: 60 million
2020: 65 million

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