Becker's Healthcare August 10, 2022
Costs are significantly lower for patients choosing to have an orthopedic procedure at an ASC instead of a hospital outpatient department, according to a new report from Medscape.
The study analyzed 990,980 orthopedic surgery patients between 2013 and 2018, 34 percent getting surgery at an ASC and the remaining getting surgery at an HOPD, to examine average costs of procedures.
Here are five insights from the study:
1. Total patient costs were...