Signify Premium Insight: GE Healthcare looks to Keep Patients out of Hospital with Medtronic Partnership
Published: May 17, 2022
In a growing number of cases, it is clear that patients no longer need to visit an acute hospital to receive interventional treatment. In a shift that is quickly accelerating, ambulatory centres are becoming a much more attractive location for simpler, lower risk procedures. It is, after all, a cheaper option for some operations, a factor that has become ever more important in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic which has hit the budgets of many acute centres. Further increasing the attractiveness of such sites are changes to reimbursement, which can, in some instances, render procedures carried out at outpatient sites more profitable than those carried out within a hospital’s walls.