Search Tag: post-operative complications

Executive Health Management

Ratings Sites Enable Online Surgeon Comparison

2015 18 Jul

Two new web sites provide "ratings" of surgeons based on analysis of data on surgical complications rates and patient outcomes. These ratings are intended to help patients and their families in finding the right surgeon for an operation. , run by the nonprofit Consumers' Checkbook/Center for the Study of Services, only lists surgeons... Read more

Executive Health Management

Minimally Invasive Surgery Saves Money

2015 27 Mar

In a new analysis of surgical outcomes, it was revealed that greater use of minimally invasive surgery for certain common procedures can help reduce post-operative complications and can also reduce the nation's health care bill by hundreds of millions of dollars. The research was conducted by John Hopkins investigators and was published in JAMA-Surgery.... Read more