Sunday, August 7, 2016
Anesthesia Specialists in Northern California Provide Support to ASCs
Everyone deserves excellent medical care, but the truth is that not everyone can afford it. According to The New York Times, even a simple procedure like stitching up a wound could cost as much as $2,200.
Surgery, on the other hand, can cost a patient anywhere from $30,000 to $20,000. Is it any surprise, then, why medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcies in the country?
More Affordable Surgery
In recent decades, however, a more affordable means of providing surgery to patients has emerged: ambulatory surgery centers (ASC). According to the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA), such medical facilities can help not just patients but also the country save about $2.6 billion in healthcare costs because surgery costs are cheaper in these facilities. For instance, the average cataract removal costs $193 at ASCs, while costing up to $490 in a hospital.