Watchdog Group Surveys Outpatient Surgery Facilities For Safety and Quality

By Christopher Cheney, HealthLeaders Media, October 29, 2019. For the first time, The Leapfrog Group has collected patient safety and quality information about ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs). KEY TAKEAWAYS Only 18% of ASCs reported they had adopted antimicrobial stewardship programs. Pediatric advanced life support was identified as a “potential gap”…...

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