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Executive Health Management

Some Preoperative Tests Still Common Despite Low Value

2015 14 Jun

While guidelines from professional associations have sought to discourage use of certain preoperative tests considered to be of low value and high cost, there have been no significant changes over a 14-year period in the rates of several kinds of these pre-surgical tests. The findings are from a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center... Read more

Cardiology Management

Paediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Outcomes Now Online

2015 01 Mar

Aiming to improve public awareness and understanding of cardiothoracic surgical outcomes, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the first publicly accessible national report of surgical outcomes from its Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD). The CHSD is a component of the STS National Database, which is widely considered the gold standard... Read more

Executive Health Management

Tool Predicts Risk of Chronic Pain After Surgery

2015 22 Feb

A study has developed a new scoring system that helps physicians identify patients’ risks of chronic pain after surgery. Researchers needed to predict this risk at the time when surgery is being planned. Hence, they created a new planning tool that they could use prior to surgery. This is a crucial stage when doctors plan measures to be taken to prevent... Read more


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