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Patient Safety in ASCs


Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are modern health care facilities that offer same-day surgical care, including diagnostic and preventive procedures. Learn about the high-quality care and savings that ASCs provide, and find a facility near you.


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ASCs Reduce Follow-Up Hospital Admissions, ER Visits

New research shows that patients treated in an ASC are less likely to be admitted to a hospital or visit an emergency room a short time after outpatient surgery.

New Legislation Improves Veterans’ Access to Care

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASC) have served veterans for years and new legislation enables ASCs to continue to deliver efficient, high-quality care.

Patients Discuss the ASC Experience

Watch and listen to recent outpatient surgery patients describe, in their own words, their personal experiences in ambulatory surgery centers or ASCs.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Has Released an Updated Guideline for Colorectal Cancer Screening

Among the major guideline changes, the new recommendations say screening should begin at age 45 for people at average risk.