The Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) industry has grown rapidly in the midst of difficult economic conditions. ASCs thrived because of efficient cost structures and the increasing ability of centers to treat patient needs. However, industry growth was mitigated by a decreasing number of Americans with private healthcare. Nonetheless, industry growth is expected to accelerate over the next five years because of legislation and improving economic conditions.
This industry provides surgical services such as orthoscopic and cataract surgery. Industry operators also provide emergency care services, including setting broken bones, treating lacerations and tending to patients who have suffered injuries, due to accidents or trauma. Services are provided on an outpatient basis and firms are required to have specialized facilities, such as operating and recovery rooms, as well as pertinent equipment (i.e. anesthesia and X-ray machines).
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.