Surgery Center Deaths: Who Is To Blame, If Anyone?

Interesting and Comprehensive Response from a Blog Reader

In response to the AXO BILL Blog post “Surgery Center Deaths: Who Is to Blame, If Anyone?”, Dr. Vincent Jaeger, M.D. penned his comments: Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs), or outpatient surgical centers, exclusively provide surgical and medical procedures with the expectation that the patient will not need hospitalization nor exceed a twenty-four-hour stay. The first ASC was created because physicians …

Surgery Center Deaths: Who Is To Blame, If Anyone?

Surgery Center Deaths: Who Is To Blame, If Anyone?

A recent USA Today front page article (click here), essentially did a hatchet job on surgery centers.  In the opinion of this writer, the article is misleading, misplaced and inappropriate. There has been a recent surge in the number of surgery centers – approximately 1,000 in 1988 to approximately 5,500 surgery centers in 2015. In all likelihood, the number will …