Procedures take less time at ambulatory surgery centers, keeping costs down and ability to meet demand up.

@article{Munnich2014ProceduresTL,
  title={Procedures take less time at ambulatory surgery centers, keeping costs down and ability to meet demand up.},
  author={Elizabeth L. Munnich and Stephen T. Parente},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2014},
  volume={193 1},
  pages={257-8}
}
During the past thirty years outpatient surgery has become an increasingly important part of medical care in the United States. The number of outpatient procedures has risen dramatically since 1981, and the majority of surgeries performed in the United States now take place in outpatient settings. Using data on procedure length, we show that ambulatory… CONTINUE READING