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Optimization of Pediatric Surgical Care Is Not the Same as Regionalization—Reply

Optimization of Pediatric Surgical Care Is Not the Same as Regionalization—Reply Letters Author Affiliations: Department of Emergency Medicine, Olive View–UCLA surgery in our study, suggesting that the awareness of post- Medical Center, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of operative disability did not deter this choice. California, Los Angeles; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Second, we argued that patients make such choices on Medicine, Olive View–UCLA Medical Center, The David Geffen School of the basis of their own values. Some patients may rationally Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles. place a high value on the lesser disability that may be occa- Corresponding Author: David A. Talan, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Olive View–UCLA Medical Center, The David Geffen School of sioned by antibiotic therapy alone, as Talan suggests, while Medicine at UCLA, University of California, 14445 Olive View Dr, North Annex, others may equally rationally place a much higher value on Sylmar, CA 91342 (dtalan@ucla.edu). the certainty of knowing that their appendicitis will not per- Published Online: July 3, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2060 sist or recur. Therefore, we suggested that additional trials of Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported. similar protocols would be unlikely to substantially advance 1. Hanson AL, Crosby RD, Basson MD. Patient preferences http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Surgery American Medical Association

Optimization of Pediatric Surgical Care Is Not the Same as Regionalization—Reply

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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-6254
eISSN
2168-6262
DOI
10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2117
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Abstract

Letters Author Affiliations: Department of Emergency Medicine, Olive View–UCLA surgery in our study, suggesting that the awareness of post- Medical Center, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of operative disability did not deter this choice. California, Los Angeles; Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Second, we argued that patients make such choices on Medicine, Olive View–UCLA Medical Center, The David Geffen School of the basis of their own values. Some patients may rationally Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles. place a high value on the lesser disability that may be occa- Corresponding Author: David A. Talan, MD, Department of Emergency Medicine, Olive View–UCLA Medical Center, The David Geffen School of sioned by antibiotic therapy alone, as Talan suggests, while Medicine at UCLA, University of California, 14445 Olive View Dr, North Annex, others may equally rationally place a much higher value on Sylmar, CA 91342 (dtalan@ucla.edu). the certainty of knowing that their appendicitis will not per- Published Online: July 3, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2018.2060 sist or recur. Therefore, we suggested that additional trials of Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported. similar protocols would be unlikely to substantially advance 1. Hanson AL, Crosby RD, Basson MD. Patient preferences

Journal

JAMA SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 11, 2018

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