Regulatory, other hurdles complicate opening an ASC

Walker Jr., David
November 2000
Ophthalmology Times;11/01/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 21, p34
Trade Publication
Provides information on the development of an ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Possible obstacles in developing ASC; Discussion on anesthesia and pediatrics issues; Accreditation and other requirements; Details on labor and surgery supply costs.


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