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Quality measurement lags in the outpatient surgery arena
Modern Healthcare

Ambulatory surgery centers are scrambling to develop better quality measures for their care.

With more surgeries now performed in outpatient settings than in hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers have few ways to demonstrate the quality of care they can offer patients.

“We are probably 10 years behind in our ambulatory (quality measurement) journey than where we are in our inpatient journey,” said Dr. David Levine, senior vice president of advanced analytics and informatics at consultancy Vizient, which develops quality measures.