Flashcards in ASC Quiz! Deck (12):
When, where and by whom were ASCs originally created?
In Phoenix Arizona in 1970 by two anesthesiologists (Reed and Ford).
In ASCs, what's the single biggest expense?
Salaries, Wages and Benefits. In addition the biggest salary goes to PACU nurses for their one-on-one time with the patient and that they are highly skilled
What's the nosocomial infection rate in hospitals and ASCs? Why?
In Hospitals it's 4% and in ASCs it's .5%. Here are a few reasons why:
ASC surgeries are generally well visits and scheduled (if patient is sick, it's scheduled for another day)
These patients aren't surrounded by others with infections
What percentage of ASCs are physician owned?
61% are physician owned. The next biggest is Hospital-Physician at 16% and Corporate-Physician at 11%
What are the most common procedures in an ASC?
Cataract removal/lens insertion
What are some challenges that ASC administrators deal with?
What are some benefits of ASCs to physicians and patients?
All operations are scheduled (no scheduling delays)
Quick turnover of OR rooms
No emergency cases
If physician owned, then politics and hopsital procedures are greatly lessened.
Also, you determine your own paycheck. Cool!
For patients it's much more personal and the cost is about 50% of what it would be in a Hospital (politics!)
Within what amount of time must ASCs treat and release patients?
Within 23 hours
What are the 6 different "scopy"s?
Laparoscopy (abdominal procedures)
Arthroscopy (joint procedures)
Gastroscopy (stomach. Upper GI)
Sigmoidoscopy (lower 1/3 of colon. Lower GI)
Colonoscopy (colon. Lower GI)
What are the big 5 challenges of ASCs?
Delivery of Patient Care
What percentage of ASCs are profitable?
1/3 make profit
1/3 break even
1/3 lose money