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Patient Cost Responsibility Up for Guideline-Discordant Care

October 18, 2019. 12:00 PM CDT. Guideline-discordant tx linked to $1,841 higher patient costs in first year in metastatic breast cancer Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Pulmonary Embolism Risk Elevated for More Than Six Weeks Postop

October 15, 2019 Findings based on six common surgery types in large French study

Likelihood of Transplant Lower at Profit-Driven Dialysis Facilities

October 15, 2019 More research needed to understand the mechanisms behind difference in transplant access

Reconstructive Surgery International Trips Are Cost Effective and Sustainable

October 15, 2019 Benefits greatest for cancer-related conditions, cleft lip/palate, and hand conditions

No Increased Mortality Seen With Paclitaxel Drug-Eluting Devices

October 10, 2019 In safety analysis, long-term mortality did not increase with use of paclitaxel-based devices

Review: E-Stim Devices May Increase Spinal Fusion Rates

October 09, 2019 Review of preclinical and clinical literature shows increase in spinal fusion rates in animals and patients

Gender-Affirming Surgery May Aid Long-Term Mental Health

October 09, 2019 Longitudinal association identified in individuals with a gender incongruence diagnosis

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments

October 09, 2019 Increase mainly due to indirect payments, primarily inpatient costs rather than resident-to-bed ratio

Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated

October 08, 2019 Total annual costs of waste vary from $760 to $935 billion; estimated savings range from $191 to $282 billion

Pediatric Firearm Injury Prevention Research Underfunded

October 08, 2019 30-fold increase in firearm injury research needed for funding to correspond with mortality burden

Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature

October 08, 2019 But effect size may be smaller than reported, especially for objective quality measures

Hysterectomy Technique Tied to Poorer Uterine Cancer Outcomes

October 07, 2019 Uncontained uterine power morcellation tied to higher mortality in women with undetected uterine cancer

PCI, CABG for Left Main CAD Have Similar Five-Year Outcomes

October 04, 2019 Findings reported for composite outcomes for 1,905 patients with left main coronary artery disease

Medicaid Pays 75 Percent of What Medicare Pays for Spine Surgeries

October 04, 2019 Study authors report differences in reimbursement for certain procedures may impact access to care

Enhanced Recovery Program Aids Bariatric Surgery Outcomes

October 03, 2019 Extended hospital stays after surgery reduced by almost half with no adverse effects

Adverse Outcomes Up for Vaginal Birth After Previous C-Section

September 30, 2019 However, women with planned VBAC more likely to breastfeed at birth, discharge, and six to eight weeks