The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) has posted a new Statistical Brief #287 on the following: Overview of Major Ambulatory Surgeries Performed in Hospital-Owned Facilities, 2019.
This Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Brief presents statistics on major ambulatory surgeries performed in hospital-owned facilities using weighted estimates from the 2019 Nationwide Ambulatory Surgery Sample (NASS). Major ambulatory surgeries are defined as select invasive, therapeutic surgical procedures that typically require the use of an operating room and regional anesthesia, general anesthesia, or sedation.
- In 2019, 11.9 million encounters for major ambulatory surgeries occurred in hospital-owned facilities.
- Females, adults aged 65 years and older, non-Hispanic White individuals, and people living in rural communities had the highest rates of major ambulatory surgery encounters in 2019.
- In 2019, most encounters involving major ambulatory surgeries took place at facilities owned by private, not-for-profit hospitals; teaching hospitals; and hospitals in urban areas.
- The top 20 major ambulatory surgery categories accounted for 64 percent of all major ambulatory surgeries and 68 percent of all encounters involving major ambulatory surgeries.