Minimally invasive surgery, chronic diseases spur growth of ambulatory healthcare

The increase in patients over the age of 65, minimally invasive surgery and chronic diseases are prompting the increasing use of ambulatory healthcare, according to a report from Research and Markets.

Key details:

1. Chronic disease prevalence is expected to rise by 57 percent by 2020, with more patients using outpatient services to manage their diseases.

2. Ambulatory healthcare facilities accounted for $825 billion in revenue in 2012.

3. Market players like United Surgical Partners International are entering into partnerships for a larger share of the ambulatory surgery services market.

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