Ambulatory surgery center profitability, efficiency, and cost containment

  • Tom Archer
  • Steve Mannis
  • Alex Macario


Ambulatory surgery and anesthesia should be:
  • Safe and effective

  • Friendly and compassionate

  • Profitable

Unless we are an ambulatory surgery center (ASC) owner, why should we care about the financial aspects of ASC management? Why not just give safe, effective, friendly, and compassionate care and not worry about ASC finances?


Operating Room Turnover Time Cost Containment Contribution Margin Block Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tom Archer
    • 1
  • Steve Mannis
    • 2
  • Alex Macario
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Texas Health Science CenterSan AntonioUSA
  2. 2.SacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiaStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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