Which Surgeries Are Suited for Off-Site Centers? (washingtonpost.com)
Posted by Clark Venable on 12/21/2004
Washington Post:Which Surgeries Are Suited for Off-Site Centers?
Among the items deleted as too risky: muscle and skin grafts, reconstructive cleft palate surgery, excision of the parotid gland, draining ovarian abscesses, repair of facial nerves and eardrum revision." "
The above references list of covered procedures was published at the Federal Register on November 26, 2004 (thank you, Google).
The WaPo article also makes reference to a paper by Fleisher titled: Inpatient Hospital Admission and Death After Outpatient Surgery in Elderly Patients. It concludes:
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