Lax oversight leaves surgery center regulators and patients in the dark.
High-profile failures during office-based procedures have raised awareness of the potential safety hazards of surgery centers and the need for improved oversight. This news article reports on safety events in ambulatory surgical centers and insufficiencies in incident reporting and analysis. Enhanced transparency regarding those failures can enable informed patient decision-making when choosing care providers.
Jewett C, Alesia M. Kaiser Health News. August 9, 2018.