Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Center Services Market in Europe Steered by Rising Demand for Reduced Hospital Stay and Costs

The patient population in Europe is increasingly adopting ambulatory surgical and emergency center services owing to its cost-effective, time-saving, high-quality, and safe approach compared to conventional surgical interventions. A recent study published by Transparency Market Research states that the Europe market for ambulatory surgical and emergency center services, which stood at US$18.5 billion in 2013, is likely to reach US$42.8 billion in 2020. The market is therefore likely to exhibit an impressive 13% CAGR between 2014 and 2020. 
What Do Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Center Services Imply? 
Ambulatory surgeries refer to diagnostic and surgical interventions that do not require overnight hospital stays. Also known as day surgery or outpatient surgery, ambulatory surgery has been increasingly transforming the outpatient experience for millions of Europeans by providing them with a more expedient alternative to hospital-based outpatient services. However, the approach of administering healthcare services must not be confused with rural health clinics or urgent care centers, which provide primary or diagnostic healthcare services. Only patients who already have consulted a physician and have the surgery selected as their appropriate treatment option are treated under ambulatory surgeries. The growth of this sector in Europe is largely attributed to the rising adoption of ambulatory surgeries and emergency center services by patients, healthcare funders, and healthcare professionals. 
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Factors Impelling Europe Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Center Services Market
The expansion of the demand for day surgery across Europe implies a change in patient mindset. Favorable regulations and government policies such as removal of incentives that promote obsolete professional demarcations and unnecessary hospital stays also encourage the practice of ambulatory surgeries in Europe. 
Ambulatory surgical services are cost-effective and provide a high-quality approach. These factors have helped augment the demand for ambulatory surgery in Europe. Improvements in anesthetic and surgical techniques have enabled ambulatory surgery services to cover a wide spectrum of surgical procedures, embracing diverse surgical specialties. Ambulatory surgery helps in enhancing the surgery scheduling, reducing staff, and consequently hospital costs. 
Furthermore, day surgeries bear a lower risk of hospital-acquired infections. Complications arising after outpatient surgery are usually minor, and consequently mortality is very rare. Such factors have led to a considerable rise in the demand for the approach in Europe. 
The market’s expansion is also facilitated by the advent of minimally invasive surgeries, enabling healthcare specialists to perform multiple surgeries in a day. For instance, the advent of laparoscopic procedures have made it possible to perform gall bladder surgeries in a shorter time.
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The discovery of newer anesthesia drugs that help patients recover consciousness faster and power painkillers that help alleviate pain are a few factors that have resulted in the positive growth trajectory for the ambulatory surgical and emergency center services market in Europe. 

Ambulatory Surgical and Emergency Center Services Market Trends in Europe
Growth in demand for ambulatory surgical services in Europe has been exponential. According to a survey conducted by the International Association for Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS) in 2009, about 74% of all surgeries performed in Denmark were ambulatory surgeries. Day surgeries in Sweden trailed Denmark closely and accounted for 69% of all surgeries conducted in the former. Moreover, according to the OECD, day surgery accounts for almost 90% of all cataract surgeries conducted across European countries, all of which points to a bright future for the ambulatory surgeries market.

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