The Changing World of Healthcare Providers

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The changes in healthcare are occurring on many fronts and with increasing speed. The simple driver is that utilization is up due to population growth, a higher percentage of covered lives and an aging society. Consistent with this, costs are up due to the growing number of patients, the sophistication of the treatments and the rising costs of technology and prescriptions. The US healthcare per capita spend in 2000 was $4,857. By 2014, it was $9,523; that’s a growth rate of 5.3% per year. For the US, this amounts to over $3 trillion per year or 17% of Gross Domestic Product. As a result, the overall system is resource constrained and economically stressed, which is leading to more stringent upfront testing, the requirement for better outcomes, and the utilization of alternative lower cost treatment venues.

What is a Surgical Assistant?

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At American Surgical Professionals, we know that Surgical Assistants play a vital and important role in the delivery of health care inside the operating room. Many people, both in and outside of the medical field, do not fully understand the differences, in what capacity and to what extent the surgical assistant is utilized by the surgeon and the operating room team in general.

OR Today Features American Surgical Professionals

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Surgical assistants combined with an experienced surgical team can have a tremendously positive impact on the flow in an OR, permitting surgeons to perform an extra case or alternatively shortening the OR day. These benefits can mean improved patient care, the potential for increased revenue and greater satisfaction for the surgical team and the patient.