June 1, 2009

Economy is taking a toll on ASCs

By: OR Manager

The economy is taking its toll on ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and other outpatient facilities. In all, 60% of ambulatory care organizations in a new survey have seen demand for their services fall over the past 12 months. For 11%, the decline was 20% or more. About one-fourth (27%) have seen no change.

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