Anterior cervical discectomy in inpatient, outpatient settings — 12 statistics

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Anterior cervical discectomy is among the most common hospital outpatient surgical cases that have migrated from inpatient venues, according to Anesthesia Business Consultants President and CEO Tony Mira.

Using data on case volumes for 16 large practices in seven states over a period of five years, ABC identified the number of anterior cervical discectomies performed in hospital inpatient and outpatient settings.

2015
Inpatient: 1,407
Outpatient: 381

2016
Inpatient: 1,560
Outpatient: 244

2017
Inpatient: 1,652
Outpatient: 352

2018
Inpatient: 1,504
Outpatient: 524

2019
Inpatient: 988
Outpatient: 462

Change from 2015 to 2019
Inpatient: -419
Outpatient: 81

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