The reports include data such as pre-operative techniques, complications, non-routine procedures, anesthesia, wrong-site surgery prevention and patient outcomes. The data also include information about staff and supply costs. The studies were performed from January to June 2012.
Pain Management- Low Back Injection (25 organizations submitted information 488 cases)
1. Pre-procedure times ranged from 16 to 102 minutes (median 53 minutes).
2. Discharge time ranged from 9 to 48 minutes (median 25 minutes).
3. Total facility time ranged from 49 to 166 minutes (median 92 minutes).
4. 93 percent of surveyed patients indicated they were able to schedule their procedures within a reasonable period of time.
5. 99 percent said they had an adequate understanding of the procedure.
6. 82 percent reported that they were performing their usual daily activities.
7. 77 percent indicated that their pain had improved.
8. 46 percent had reduced their pain medications.
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The AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement has released new benchmarking data on four common outpatient procedures: cataract surgery, colonoscopy, knee arthroscopy and low back injection for pain management.
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