Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Outpatient Primary and Secondary Care
Slide content:Outpatient Surgical Centers Also known as ambulatory surgical centers Procedures performed in non-hospital location Patients go home after brief recovery period Surgical centers do not accommodate overnight or extended stays 13
Slide notes:At times, surgery is performed in an outpatient surgery center instead of an inpatient hospital setting. In outpatient or ambulatory surgical centers, surgery or other procedures are performed in a non-hospital location and patients go home after a brief period of recovery, usually a few hours. Ambulatory surgical centers do not typically accommodate overnight or prolonged stays. 13