Survey Watch

Survey Watch

Administrative EyeCare, Jul/Aug 2019

Written by: Vanessa Sindell, MSN, BSN, RN

“Ambulatory Surgery Centers(ASCs) have been in the news lately and for all the wrong reasons. In March 2018, USA Today and Kaiser Health News joined forces and published two such articles: “How a Push to Cut Costs and Boost Profits at Surgery Centers Led to a Trail of Death” and “Surgery Centers Don’t Have to Report Death in 17 States.” In these articles they examined a string of ASC deaths, blaming these deaths (and other complications) on our effort to be efficient and profitable and on a lack of consistent governance and state oversight.”

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