Use these benchmarks for 4 procedures

April 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Apr2011, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p41
Academic Journal
The article reports on benchmarks for four common outpatient procedures that were issued by a not-for-profit subsidiary of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.


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