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Manual of Practice Management for Ambulatory Surgery Centers

An Evidence-Based Guide

  • Niraja Rajan
  • Provides a comprehensive guide for medical directors, administrators, anesthesiologists, surgeons, and perioperative leaders in the management of ASCs

  • Concise and evidence-based guide to common pitfalls and situations that arise during the running of an ASC or office-based practice

  • Resource for ASC and office –based practice leadership in addressing issues that arise during the management of these practices

  • Topics covered include ASC construction, anesthesia billing, sedation standards, protocols, and guidelines, the culture of safety, and outpatient pediatric anesthesia


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. William R. Phillips
    Pages 1-15
  3. Judith Jurin Semo
    Pages 17-44
  4. Jason Habeck, Kumar G. Belani
    Pages 45-51
  5. Steven F. Butz, Irving A. Hirsch
    Pages 53-61
  6. Tjorvi E. Perry, Kumar G. Belani
    Pages 83-93
  7. Mitchell H. Tsai, David W. Sobel, Jaspinder Sra, Steven D. Boggs
    Pages 95-112
  8. Ahmad Elsharydah, Maria A. Michaelis, Niraja Rajan
    Pages 113-118
  9. Neil S. Bailard
    Pages 119-134
  10. Rita Mack, Niraja Rajan
    Pages 135-144
  11. Timothy J. Del Rosario, Jarrett Heard, Michael Guertin, David S. Beebe, Kumar G. Belani
    Pages 145-159
  12. Chhaya Patel, Claude Abdallah
    Pages 185-210
  13. Rosalind Ritchie-Dabney, Uma R. Parekh
    Pages 211-226
  14. Fatima Ahmad, Niraja Rajan
    Pages 227-237
  15. Marjorie P. Brennan, Shaina Drummond
    Pages 253-271
  16. Catherine Chiu, Sakura Kinjo
    Pages 273-282

About this book


This key resource provides insight and guidance to managing ambulatory surgery centers (ACSs) from a broad spectrum of expertise. Intended for a wide audience of healthcare professionals, this book covers topics such as regulatory issues, outpatient pediatric anesthesia, inventory management, personnel training, the culture of safety, and sedation standards. The format found in each chapter is designed intentionally to function as an educational manual. Many chapters are supplemented by high quality figures and tables to aid in visual learning.

This text brings together authors from diverse professions including lawyers, administrators, surgeons, anesthesiologists and architects – all of whom have contributed their expertise to address the multitude of subjects that pertain to ASCs. Manual of Practice Management for Ambulatory Surgery Centers: An Evidence-Based Guide is a concise and evidence-based guide to successfully operating the modern health care facilities that have transformed the outpatient experience for millions of people.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Niraja Rajan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative MedicinePenn State HealthHersheyUSA

About the editors

Niraja Rajan, MD
Medical Director
Hershey Outpatient Surgery Center
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Manual of Practice Management for Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • Book Subtitle An Evidence-Based Guide
  • Editors Niraja Rajan
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-19170-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-19173-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-19171-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 326
  • Number of Illustrations 3 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Anesthesiology
    Practice and Hospital Management
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology