Developing an orthopedic ambulatory surgery center

Orthop Clin North Am. 2008 Jan;39(1):17-25, v-vi. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2007.09.002.


Although there are risks, the potential benefits should encourage one to consider developing an orthopedic ambulatory surgery center (OASC). Patients should appreciate the enhanced care they experience at a surgery center. The orthopedist can enjoy the benefits of increased income, time savings, and productivity provided by the surgery center. This article discusses the complex and time-consuming demands of developing the OASC, and having it operate efficiently. It points out how experts can assist in developing and managing a highly efficient center, freeing the orthopedist to concentrate on performing surgery in an environment that is clinically, financially, and personally rewarding.

MeSH terms

  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S.
  • Certification
  • Contracts
  • Facility Design and Construction
  • Humans
  • Licensure
  • Orthopedics / economics
  • Orthopedics / organization & administration*
  • Ownership
  • Practice Management, Medical*
  • Surgicenters / economics
  • Surgicenters / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Surgicenters / organization & administration*
  • United States