New ratings of outpatient surgical centers provide additional resources for patients seeking care.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings and consumer advice, today announced the addition of Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers to its annual series of ratings evaluating health care sites. With more than half of all U.S. surgeries categorized as same-day procedures, patients in need of a knee replacement, a colonoscopy or any one of numerous other procedures will now be able to find the objective data they need to choose the same-day specialized surgery center that best meets their health care needs.
The Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers methodology will combine relevant measures to produce a composite rating for each of several key specialty areas: orthopedics & spine, gastroenterology, urology, and ophthalmology.
CareJourney, the market leader in provider cost and quality data, is the data partner for the new ratings, which will allow consumers to consider the facility’s rate of emergency room visits, excess costs from avoidable complications and more.
“These upcoming Ambulatory Surgery Centers ratings rely on our data collaboration with CareJourney and are a meaningful step forward in providing data driven health care insights to consumers,” said Sumita Singh, senior vice president and general manager of Healthcare at U.S. News. “Whatever stage of life someone is in, our growing volume of health analysis rankings and ratings gives them a trusted starting point to make vetted, informed decisions about their health care journey.”
“CareJourney is excited to make broadly available this first-of-its-kind data via our partnership with U.S. News, increasing the ability to make informed decisions about a person’s health care,” said Chris Lester, head of product at CareJourney. “Ambulatory surgical centers are an increasingly important component of consumer choice, and enabling access to quality and outcomes data relevant to this care setting is a major step in our mission to bring more transparency in health care.”
With its planned release in the second quarter of 2024, Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers complements U.S. News’ expanding health rankings and ratings including Best Hospitals, Best Children’s Hospitals, Best Senior Living, Best Nursing Homes, Best OTC Medicine & Health Products and Best Diets.
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