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O.P.S.C.: improving delivery of otolaryngological surgical care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  703454     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Results of over two years' experience with an outpatient surgical center within a private otolaryngology clinic have demonstrated several advantages. Discussed herein are the history of outpatient surgical centers, and the development of our within clinic O.P.S.C. (Outpatient Surgery Center). Developmental stages described include investigation of liability exposure, securing state health department approval, enactment of state legislation, staffing, equipment, and obtaining third party carrier approval. Advantages to the patient, otolaryngologist, community, and third party carriers are enumerated. Statistics regarding types and numbers of procedures performed and types of anesthesia used are included. Experience with the O.P.S.C. indicates that it is a means of improving the delivery of otolaryngological surgical care.
H A Bailey; J J Pappas; E C Gay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Laryngoscope     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0023-852X     ISO Abbreviation:  Laryngoscope     Publication Date:  1978 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-12-27     Completed Date:  1978-12-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607378     Medline TA:  Laryngoscope     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1612-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Group Practice / organization & administration
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases / surgery*
Surgicenters / legislation & jurisprudence,  organization & administration*,  utilization

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