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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH), Division of Acute Care, is pleased to provide consumers with an ASC Consumer Report on each licensed Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) in Indiana. The purpose of these ASC Consumer Reports is to provide information to consumers to assist in evaluating the availability and quality of ASC's within the state of Indiana. Each ASC Consumer Report contains a profile of the ASC and a report of the ASC's recent survey history.
The ISDH cautions that no one tool or document can adequately assess the appropriateness of an ASC for a particular patient. The information provided in the ASC Consumer Reports cannot substitute for a thorough review of the ASC when choosing the services an ASC has to offer for yourself or a loved one. Consumers should always discuss the selection of an ASC with their personal physician. Consumers should also contact the administrators or staff for each ASC they are considering and discuss the facilities and services available at that ASC. Consumers are also recommended to spend time talking with medical professionals, family, friends, and consumer organizations about specific ASC's and care provided by that ASC.
Because survey results are technical in nature, they are sometimes difficult for consumers to interpret. In an effort to make survey results more available and understandable, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) provides the following overviews of the survey process and general information about ASCs:
Click here to see definition of ASCs
Click here to see an overview of ASC surveys
To get more information about ASCs and tips on choosing a ASC, click on the following link:
Links to ASC organizations and agencies.
The information and procedures set forth in this web site are subject to constant change and therefore should serve only as a foundation for further investigation and study of the matters covered by the Web site. All information and procedures contained in this Web site should be carefully reviewed and should serve only as a guide for use in specific situations.
It is important to note that the ASC Consumer Reports are updated every two weeks and placed on hold approximately two weeks before being published. The holding of the data for two weeks is required to insure that confidential survey information is not made public before it is legally allowed. The data contained in the ASC Consumer Reports is therefore approximately one month old.
In addition to being aware of the dates and the age of the data, it is important to understand that the data for every ASC is at some point manually entered into a database which leaves the potential for human error. If an error was made by the ISDH, it will be corrected in the database and the Web page as soon as practicable. The ASC's and the public are encouraged to notify the ISDH of any discrepancies found in the data presented in order to improve our overall data quality. Comments and corrections can be e-mailed to ISDH at Providers@isdh.state.in.us.
The ISDH hereby disclaims any and all responsibility or liability that may be asserted or claimed arising from or claimed to have arisen from reliance upon the procedures and information or utilization of the information set forth in this Web site, or for any data inaccuracies contained in this Web site.
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