The number of outpatient-surgery centers rose in Pennsylvania in 2007, and so did their income. According to a report today from the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, total margins for the facilities, known officially as ambulatory-surgery centers, rose from 20.85 percent in fiscal 2006 to 24.74 percent in fiscal 2007. Their margins have increased an average of 2.2 percentage points per year since fiscal 2001.
Number of outpatient-surgery centers in Pa. up
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