Commentary on an article by Sunny Kim, PhD, et al.: "Increase in Outpatient Knee Arthroscopy in the United States: A Comparison of National Surveys of Ambulatory Surgery, 1996 and 2006"
- Use these benchmarks for 4 procedures. // Same-Day Surgery;Apr2011, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p41
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.
- Pre- versus postoperative intraarticular application of local anesthetics and opioids versus femoral nerve block in anterior cruciate ligament repair. Mayr, Hermann O.; Entholzner, Elmar; Hube, Robert; Hein, Werner; Weig, Thomas G. // Archives of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery;Jun2007, Vol. 127 Issue 4, p241
Background: Often anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is performed as outpatient surgery. This requires a patient friendly postoperative pain management. Three common procedures were compared in this trial. Methods: In a prospective, randomized study the effect of postoperative pain...
- Epidemiology of musculoskeletal upper extremity ambulatory surgery in the United States. Jain, Nitin B.; Higgins, Laurence D.; Losina, Elena; Collins, Jamie; Blazar, Philip E.; Katz, Jeffrey N. // BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders;2014, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1
Background Musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity are common reasons for patients to seek care and undergo ambulatory. The objective of our study was to assess the overall and ageadjusted utilization rates of rotator cuff repair, shoulder arthroscopy performed for indications other...
- Inter-scalene block in day-case shoulder surgery. Joshy, S.; Menon, G.; Iossifidis, A. // European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology;Dec2006, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p327
This study looked at the potential of using a combination of general anaesthesia and inter-scalene block (balanced anaesthesia) for providing day-case shoulder surgery services. One hundred and four patients undergoing shoulder surgery were audited using a questionnaire immediately after...
- INCIDENCE OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS AFTER KNEE ARTHROSCOPY WITHOUT THROMBOPROPHYLAXIS. Hoppener, Marnix R. // Ambulatory Surgery;Apr2007 Supplement, Vol. 13, p245
The article presents a study on the incidence of venous thrombo-embolic complications after knee arthroscopy in ambulatory surgery in the Netherlands. The study revealed that out of 355 patients, 19 of them showed venous thromboembolism on complete compression ultrasonography of whom two...
- Outpatient surgeries dramatically increasing. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Aug84, Vol. 48 Issue 8, p6
Reports on the increase of surgical procedures on an outpatient basis according to an American Hospital Association report. Percentage of increase from 1982 to 1992; Reason for the increase; Percentage of all outpatient surgeries provided by the hospitals.
- Establishing benchmarks for ambulatory surgery costs. Balicki, Brian; Kelly, William P. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Sep95, Vol. 49 Issue 9, p40
Discusses tools, empirical data and strategies to assist financial managers in healthcare organizations examine the efficiency of their ambulatory surgery services. Acceleration of managed care activities; Financial and clinical performance in ambulatory surgery.
- Managed care pressures continue out-patient surge. Goldberg, Carol // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);07/06/98, Vol. 45 Issue 27, p5A
Focuses on the increase in the shift from inpatient to outpatient surgical procedures in hospitals in Long Island, New York State. Comment by Jerry Kraut, senior vice president for planning at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System; Three factors affecting the shift to outpatient...
- Tarrant County's outpatient surgery centers. Rowe, Valerie E. // Business Press;7/19/96 Supplement, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p18
Presents a list of outpatient surgery centers in Tarrant County, Texas. Number of surgeries in 1993-1994.