Internet-Based Monitoring and Benchmarking in Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Abstract:The authors describe the development and implementation of the Outcomes Monitoring System for Ambulatory Surgery, which they describe as the first Internet-based tool for assessing outcomes of ambulatory surgery at ambulatory surgery centers and transmitting feedback on quality and benchmarking.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2000
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