A comprehensive study of free standing outpatient surgical facilities

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The purpose of this study was to write a complete report on free standing outpatient surgical facilities (FSOSF's), and in doing so, to reach conclusions and recommendations as to their effectiveness, efficiency, and viability to render quality health care at present and in the future. Research included: detailed examination of FSOSF's currently in operation and their procedures; the cost of outpatient surgery procedures; controls regarding outpatient surgery including legislation and CHP agencies; a review of opinions of medical organizations regarding FSOSF's; and a sample study including procedures performed, costs, and physical plant of hospital based outpatient surgical units. The scope of the study covered the continental United States; two FSOSF's presently in operation (Dudley Medical Center in Providence, Rhode Island and Surgicenter in Phoenix, Arizona), and a sample of hospital based outpatient surgical units (Watts Hospital in Durham, North Carolina; Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas; Chicago Wesley Memorial Hospital; Children's Hospital of Orange County, California; and Resurrection Hospital, Chicago) were described. A chapter discussing the future prospects for FSOSF's was included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAbstracts of Hospital Management Studies
Volume11
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

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  • Medicine(all)

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