TITLE

Changing Patterns of Surgical Care in the United States, 1980-1995

PUB. DATE
September 2000
SOURCE
Benefits Quarterly;2000 Third Quarter, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
The article presents an abstract of the paper "Changing Patterns of Surgical Care in the United States, 1980-1995," published in the fall 1999 issue of "Health Care Financing Review." One trend observed in ambulatory surgery between the 1980s and 1990s was a decrease in the rate of inpatient operations, which was outweighed by growth in ambulatory procedures. Other patterns for specific operations which have implications for health care cost control included the substitution of ambulatory for inpatient operations, increases in the rate of inpatient operations and decreases in the number of total operations.
ACCESSION #
16717174

 

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