Consumer Reports recently shared an article on how patients can get the best care at an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). The article highlighted the recent trend of more procedures, such as cataract surgery and total joint replacement, being performed in ASCs.
The article also pointed out the advantages of having procedures done at an ASC rather than a hospital:
- Shorter stay at a medical facility
- Less expensive than inpatient surgery
- Lower rates of urinary tract infections, pneumonia, blood clots and blood transfusions
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