The number of surgical centers operating in the U.S. has steadily increased in response to a demand for low cost alternatives to hospitalization for minor surgeries. Unfortunately, according to a recent USA Today report, every year, thousands of 911 emergency calls are placed from these surgery centers when patients experience complications following a procedure, some of which are fatal. In fact, the study by Kaiser Health News and the USA TODAY Network, reveals that nearly 300 patients have died since 2013 after undergoing what were supposed to be “in-and-out procedures” performed at surgery centers in the U.S.. More troubling still is that it appears that surgery centers have expanded their business to include increasingly risky procedures such as complex spinal surgeries, which spell big profits for surgical centers but may not be in the best interests of patients. “It is important to realize surgery centers are not hospitals”, says a member of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety. “They have different resources, different equipment” along with varied training, which may or may not prepare them to handle a medical emergency.
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