2007 NAICS Definition
This U.S. industry comprises establishments with physicians and other medical staff primarily engaged in (1) providing surgical services (e.g., orthoscopic and cataract surgery) on an outpatient basis or (2) providing emergency care services (e.g., setting broken bones, treating lacerations, or tending to patients suffering injuries as a result of accidents, trauma, or medical conditions necessitating immediate medical care) on an outpatient basis. Outpatient surgical establishments have specialized facilities, such as operating and recovery rooms, and specialized equipment, such as anesthetic or X-ray equipment.
Cross-References. Establishments primarily engaged in--
- Physician walk-in centers are classified in U.S. Industry 621111, Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists); and
- Establishments known and licensed as hospitals that also perform ambulatory surgery and emergency room services are classified in Subsector 622, Hospitals.
Index entries that bring you to this industry:
- Ambulatory surgical centers and clinics, freestanding
- Emergency medical centers and clinics, freestanding
- Freestanding ambulatory surgical centers and clinics
- Freestanding emergency medical centers and clinics
- Laser surgery centers, freestanding
- Trauma centers (except hospitals), freestanding
- Urgent medical care centers and clinics (except hospitals), freestanding