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This is a discussion on New York City Hospitals Face Pressure From Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Nursing News, part of General Nursing ... New York City’s financially strapped hospitals are worried they could be put out of business by a...by DoGoodThenGo Feb 28New York City’s financially strapped hospitals are worried they could be put out of business by a new threat: rival “same-day” surgery centers that are popping up across the five boroughs, The Post has learned.
There are 36 so-called ambulatory surgery centers licensed in the city, according to the state Health Department. Many of them are owned and operate independently of hospitals.
Medical experts said the same-day surgery centers are the wave of the future as large hospitals become less important — the reason two Brooklyn hospitals are trying to block a new facility from opening in their midst.
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- Mar 1 by RNdynamicThis is only an issue due to fear of losing part of the market share on same day surgeries. Hospitals probably won't shrink any time soon; rather, they are just going to comprise a smaller part of the much larger pie that constitutes healthcare. They will still continue to expand.
And keeping patients overnight at the hospital for same day surgeries with a low complication rate doesn't make financial sense, especially given the current economic climate.