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Maintaining a healthcare center can be quite costly. For those in charge of revenue management for medical practices, it can be a task to make sure all cylinders are functioning and a healthy flow of revenue is constant. This can be an obstacle for general health practitioners, but for surgery centers, revenue cycle management becomes even more complex.
Source: Medical Healthcare Solutions
Outpatient total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) is increasing in frequency, but the selection of patients who are appropriate outpatient joint candidates remains challenging. We propose an algorithm for selecting outpatient TSA candidates, with validation by a cohort of patients from an ambulatory surgery center (ASC).
Source: Science Direct
Here are 17 statistics on procedure, valuation and earnings growth in the expanding ASC market: The shift from inpatient to outpatient surgery is set to drive ASC market growth through 2026, according to the Health Industry Distributors Association’s 2018 Ambulatory Surgery Center Market Report cited by Relias Media.
Source: Beckers ASC Review
Five risk factors are independently associated with surgical site infection among geriatric patients undergoing elective orthopedic surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the International Wound Journal. Zhiquan Liang, from the First Hospital of Jilin University in Changchun, China, and colleagues retrospectively reviewed medical records (January 2014 through September 2017) for 4,818 patients 60 years or older undergoing elective orthopedic surgeries in order to assess the risk for SSI.
Many younger patients with colon cancer are initially misdiagnosed, which often leads to their disease being discovered at an advanced stage. Researchers also found that for many younger patients, it took visits to multiple doctors before the correct diagnosis was made, according to survey results released Wednesday, to be presented next month at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Source: ASCA/NBC News