Length of Stay - 3 Hours or 3 Days?
In 1985, 85% of all procedures were performed on an inpatient basis. Today, that figure has nearly reversed, and almost 77% of outpatient procedures are performed in an ambulatory setting.
Patients are increasingly knowledgeable and prefer the access and convenience of the outpatient setting. To meet this demand, clinical teams in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are singularly focused and trained to deliver specialized clinical procedures safely in an ambulatory setting. When lengths of stay are closer to three hours than three days, it’s more important than ever to increase clinical competence and improve patient communication.
HealthStream helps ASCs build and retain the skilled workforce to meet service expectations in a fast-paced outpatient environment, all while simplifying processes, eliminating paper, and mitigating risk. In partnership with industry leaders, such as ASCA (Ambulatory Surgery Center Association), HealthStream has provided ASCs across the country with content and education specific to current regulatory requirements and standards in ASC care—all while earning relevant CE credits to ensure clinical competencies.