Other notable findings from the survey include:
- Females had significantly more ambulatory surgery visits
- Although the majority of visits had only one (56.3%) or two (28.5%) procedures performed, 2.6% had five or more procedures performed.
- Frequently performed procedures on ambulatory patients included endoscopy of large intestine, endoscopy of the small intestine, extraction of lens, injection of agent into spinal canal, and insertion of prosthetic lens.
There are many more interesting statistics in the CDC's Winter Quarterly Fact Sheet, which focuses on heart disease.