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December 2017

The microhospital trend: ASC friend or foe?

Among the changes occurring in healthcare delivery is an emerging trend that suggests ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) may find themselves with a new type of business partner—or possible competition. That would be the microhospital, which occupies a fraction of the space of a standard inpatient hospital, with some, but not…

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By: Paula DeJohn
June 20, 2017
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Analysts predict 5% growth for GI endoscopy device market

Editor's Note The global market for gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy devices is expected to see a compound annual growth rate of 5.09% through 2020, the June 13 Becker’s GI & Endoscopy reports. A large, growing patient pool is driving growth, but risks and complications tied to GI endoscopy procedures also will…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 14, 2017
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Physician practice ownership drops below 50%

Editor's Note For the first time, less than half of physicians have an ownership stake in their practices, according to a study by the American Medical Association. Surgical sub-specialties have the highest share of physician owners (59.3%), followed by radiology (56.3%). Emergency medicine has the lowest share of owners (27.9%)…

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By: Judy Mathias
June 6, 2017
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Artificial disc market poised for growth

Editor's Note A GlobalData analysis predicts the US artificial disc replacement market will double by 2023, reaching $614.5 million, with a compound annual growth rate of 12.2%, the May 17 Becker’s Spine Review reports. The growth is a result of the increasing number of degenerative spine conditions and the advantages…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 19, 2017
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AHRQ: Surgical procedures performed in hospital outpatient vs inpatient settings

Editor's Note In 2014, 58% of the 17.2 million hospital-based surgical procedures took place in outpatient settings, according to a report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The report, which helps to quantify ongoing shifts to more outpatient surgical procedures, found that the most common outpatient procedures…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 17, 2017
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New protocol helps identify signs of burnout

Editor's Note Inspired by aviation and medical best practices for handling crises, researchers have developed a Stress-APGAR protocol to help managers anticipate burnout in employees, according to the April 26 Harvard Business Review. The Stress-APGAR acronym includes five key areas: Appearance: How does the employee look−overly tired, changes in weight,…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 1, 2017
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Cosgrove to step down at Cleveland Clinic

Editor's Note Delos Marshall “Toby” Cosgrove, MD, will step down as CEO of the Cleveland Clinic by the end of the year, the May 1 Cleveland.com reports. Dr Cosgrove will stay on in an advisory role, and his successor will be a practicing physician, keeping up with the Clinic’s history…

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By: Judy Mathias
May 1, 2017
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Analysis predicts 4.9% growth for lumbar spine fusion market

Editor's Note An analysis by Absolute Reports predicts the global lumbar spine fusion market will see a 4.9% compound annual growth rate through the next 4 years, according to the April 26 Becker’s Spine Review. Driving market growth is: a growing demand for minimally invasive spine surgeries an increasing incidence…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 28, 2017
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Micro-hospitals: A new trend in healthcare

Editor's Note A new trend in US healthcare, known as “micro-hospitals,” offers care in underserved communities and provides an alternative to emergency care at major hospitals, according to the April 24 US News & World Reports. Micro-hospitals, already built in 19 states, have an average of 8 to 10 short-stay…

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By: Judy Mathias
April 26, 2017
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Surgery center consolidation on the rise

Editor's Note A March 23 report by Axios finds “massive consolidation among ambulatory surgery centers” (ASCs), and more is expected because about half of some 5,500 ASCs are not owned by chains. ASCs are becoming a target for acquisition because they are high-profit organizations. Recent financial reports show: Envision Healthcare (260…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 29, 2017
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