Same-Day Surgery – August 1, 2020
August 1, 2020
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Managing Surgical Risk, Budgets Is Trickier Than Ever
Surgery centers face multiple challenges as they navigate the new landscape of fewer cases, risk from COVID-19, and little government help.
Surgery Patients Infected with COVID-19 Experience Poor Outcomes
Researchers found patients infected with COVID-19 die at a rate of 23.8% within 30 days after surgery.
Engineer Offers Solution to Alleviate Surgeons’ Back, Neck Pain
Technology and other methods to reduce surgeons’ pain in the operating room could help extend careers and prevent staffing shortages.
Conversion from Hip Arthroscopy to Total Hip Is High for Certain Patients
A surgery that results in another surgery within two years is a low-value procedure. Leaders in the field of hip arthroscopy should help surgeons define the patient population that will benefit from this procedure.
Affordable Care Act’s Changes Reduced Surgery Costs for Low-Income Patients
Obtaining insurance through the Affordable Care Act exchanges was associated with better financial protection among low-income surgical patients eligible for both cost-sharing and premium subsidies, but not for middle-income patients eligible for only premium subsidies.
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