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Anesthesiologist as Manager in the U.S.A.: The Ambulatory Surgery Experience

  • B. K. Philip

Abstract

Ambulatory surgical procedures represent a large and increasing fraction of all surgery performed in the U.S.A. Between 1980 and 1990, ambulatory procedures increased from 13% to 51% of all surgery done in U.S.A. hospitals (1). This represents an increase from 3.2 million to 11.7 million operations per year. Also, in 1990 there were 1364 freestanding ambulatory surgery centers which performed an additional 2.3 million procedures. We are seeing the continuing shift of more complex patients and procedures from the inpatient hospital to the outpatient setting.

Keywords

Ambulatory Surgery Recovery Area Discharge Instruction Ambulatory Anesthesia Ambulatory Surgery Center 
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