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Executive Health Management

The overlooked healthcare burnout victims: neurosurgeons

2018 14 Feb

A number of studies have looked at physician burnout, but little is known on how prevalent this problem is amongst neurosurgeons in particular. New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC shows that two-thirds of neurosurgeons experience burnout during training, and stressors at work are partly to blame. For this study, researchers surveyed... Read more

Executive Health Management

Ageing Population Will Increase The Need For Neurosurgeons

2015 23 Mar

New research from NYU Langone Medical Center predicts that, as the population ages, hospitals will require more neurosurgeons to handle the projected influx of patients needing treatment for chronic subdural haemorrhage (SDH). By the year 2030, SDH will surpass brain tumours to become the most common brain condition in adults that requires intervention... Read more

Executive Health Management

Defensive Practices Linked To Lawsuit Liability Among US Neurosurgeons

2015 02 Feb

A large majority of neurosurgeons in the United States perform extra tests and procedures as a precaution against malpractice lawsuits. In states with greater risk liability, defensive medicine spending is especially high. Defensive medicine refers to decision-making based on concerns over medical malpractice litigation more than anticipated benefits... Read more

IMAGING Management

Reducing Imaging Scans For Headaches May Delay Diagnosis

2014 30 Dec

According to an article published in the January issue of Neurosurgery , recent guidelines that seek to reduce the use of neuroimaging tests for patients with headaches run the risk of either missing or delaying the diagnosis of brain tumours. The article was written by Neurosurgeon Dr. Ammar H. Hawasli and colleagues of Washington University School... Read more