ambulatory surgery


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ambulatory surgery

n.
Surgery performed on a person who is admitted to and discharged from a hospital on the same day.
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At the inauguration of National conference on Ambulatory Surgery
Together they could build and benefit from a new ambulatory surgery center.
In the spring of 1972, there were only two freestanding ambulatory surgery centers in the United States.
2In 1982, it was still possible and desirable to adjust outpatient surgery prices downward to improve the hospital's competitive position relative to freestanding ambulatory surgery centers.