As a patient, the world of healthcare can be intimidating, and all of your options for care can be overwhelming and a little scary.
When faced with multiple options for your care, it’s difficult to know which route to choose. Following your care provider’s recommendations makes the most sense, since they’re the most knowledgeable about your health.
Saving Time and Money
As we’ve discussed in past blogs, though, doing your own research can save you time and money on your care.
While this can add to the intimidation factor of healthcare for patients, taking charge of your care frees yourself to find the best options for care, which should be based on prudent research and on the recommendation of your care provider.
If you are in need of a surgical procedure and your doctor lists you as eligible for outpatient care, then an ambulatory surgical center (ASC) is a great option.
Your care provider might even recommend you take advantage of your local ASC. If this option is available for you, an ASC poses several advantages.
ASC Advantage: Lower Infection Rates
One of the most important advantages of an ASC is one that often goes unnoticed by patients: infection rates.
While hospitals in the United States have infection rates of just under 1%, ASCs tout even more impressive numbers. ASCs have infection rates of about 1/10thof a percent of hospital infection rates.
What does this mean for you as a patient? Even though the infection rates of hospitals are very low, taking advantage of even lower infection rates at ASCs can lead to more successful outcomes for your care.
ASC Advantage: Successful Outcomes
While successful outcomes are a top priority for your care providers, the term might be unfamiliar to many patients.
Successful outcomes are a direct result of quality care practiced in an efficient, safe setting at the hands of dedicated healthcare professionals who provide you with satisfying care for the sake of your wellbeing.
Translated—successful outcomes are all about your satisfaction and health.
These successful outcomes should matter to you as much as they do to your care provider.
And while you aren’t administering the care, you can engage in the pursuit of successful outcomes through researching and choosing the best options for your care.
Taking Charge of the ASC Advantage
When it comes to ASCs, the extremely low infection rates should be attractive for you as a patient.
If you’re eligible for outpatient care, ASCs offer an impeccably clean environment that greatly reduce your chances of picking up an infection while receiving care.
Although the world of healthcare can be intimidating for many patients, but taking charge of your care by researching your options can help you and your care provider achieve successful outcomes.
By choosing to receive your care at an ASC, you can receive the care you need that will result in satisfying, successful results.
As a patient, the world of healthcare can be intimidating, and all of your options for care can be overwhelming and a little scary. When faced with multiple options for your care, it’s difficult to know which route to choose. When it comes to choosing where and from whom you receive care, though, researching options that will provide you with successful outcomes is of the highest importance.