ASC Industry News

Check out these articles for some of the latest hot topics in ASC Industry News:

 

Would Offsite Sterile Processing Work for Your Facility?

Whether you’re constructing a new ambulatory surgery center (ASC) or expanding an existing one, every square foot available for surgical care is precious. The trouble is that cleaning and sterilizing surgical instruments takes up a lot of space. A tantalizing option is emerging, however: What if your facility didn’t even have a sterile processing department?

Source: AORN/Outpatient Surgery

 

Can an Antidepressant Provide Post-Op Pain Relief for Total Knee Patients?

Researchers at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City say cumulative opioid use was reduced by 30% in a patient group that received the antidepressant duloxetine after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) compared with patients who received a placebo.

Source: AORN

 

Get Vaccinated Even if You’ve Gotten COVID-19, Study Suggests

A CDC investigation shows 2.3 times the number of reinfections with natural immunity compared to breakthrough infections in those who are vaccinated.

Source: Infection Control Today

 

Walking Out of the Hospital: The Continued Rise of Ambulatory Care and How to Take Advantage of It

Ambulatory care is one of the fastest-growing and highest-margin segments of the healthcare industry. Analyzing variations in Commercial claims data and doctor surveys shows that significant growth potential remains. While many health systems have benefited from investing ahead of this trend, significant opportunity remains to be captured.

Source: McKinsey & Company

 

ASCs Inc. Closes 4 Surgery Center Real Estate Deals

ASCs Inc., a company that represents surgery centers in real estate transactions, has closed four deals since March. ASCs Inc. represented the physician owners who sold their real estate in the following transactions.

Source: Becker’s ASC Review

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