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The GuardianHospitals to cut costs by denying surgery to smokers and the obeseThe GuardianAnyone classified as obese – with a BMI of over 30 – will have to wait a year for surgery in the Vale of Y...
Gain a better understanding of the incisional hernia risk after abdominal surgery and the costs involved in the surgical treatment of this complication. Annals of Surgery
(University of Michigan Health System) Thousands of times a day, doctors sign the hospital discharge papers for patients who have just had surgery. About half will get some sort of post-surgery care. ...
Patients who had major surgery at high-quality hospitals in the U.S. cost Medicare less than those who had surgery at low-quality hospitals according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of ...
As the industry pushes for cost-efficiency measures, surgery centers will experience increased pressures to cut costs, as 40% of all hospital and physician spending is related to surgical care, accord...
BBC NewsObese patients face NHS surgery ban to save moneyBBC NewsObese patients will be refused surgery for up to a year as part of efforts to save money, an NHS commissioning group in North Yorkshire...
(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Three leading national cancer organizations today issued a consensus guideline for physicians treating women who have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) treated ...
People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards, according to ne...
Despite the significant contribution of surgical spending to health care costs, most surgeons are unaware of their operating room costs.
Proposed changes in health care will place an increasing burden on surgeons to care for patients more efficiently to minimize cost. We reviewed costs surrounding video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (...
To assess applicant perceptions and costs associated with the interview process for plastic surgery residency positions.
Safety-net hospitals care for vulnerable patients, providing complex surgery at increased costs. These hospitals are at risk due to changing health care reimbursement policies and demand for better va...