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Outpatient joint replacements at ASCs cost 40% less than hospital-based surgery: 3 study details

A new HSS study suggests there is no increased risk for patients who have joint replacements performed in the ASC setting when compared with the inpatient hospital setting.

Researchers compared knee and hip replacementoutcomes and costs for both inpatient and outpatient surgery. Michael P. Ast, MD, a hip and knee surgeon at HSS, performed the inpatient procedures at a university medical center and the outpatient surgeries at a community-based ASC.

Read the full article at Becker's ASC Review.