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Why Are More Costly and More Dangerous Surgical Procedures Being Developed?

Why Are More Costly and More Dangerous Surgical Procedures Being Developed? EDITORIAL Why Are More Costly and More Dangerous Surgical Procedures Being Developed? ECENT ISSUES OF 2 HIGHLY RESPECTED OTO- American Academy of Family Physicians, representing laryngology journals have contained re- 375 000 physicians to identify 45 medical services for ports describing the development of sur- which there is evidence that they can safely be either elimi- gical alternatives for the removal of thyroid nated or reduced in frequency. This list of misused or R masses and pediatric benign neck masses overused medical services has just recently been re- that appear to be both more costly and more dangerous leased to the public. than the standard procedures that accomplish the same Yet during this time of dramatic cost-containment ini- result. Kandil et al reported their experience in 50 pa- tiatives for health care in the United States and around 1 2 tients treated with robotic techniques, intraoperative nerve the world, Kandil et al and Shin et al are seemingly ad- monitoring, and a transaxillary approach to remove a thy- vocating modifications to standard approaches that cur- roid mass that is generally removed by a reasonably small rently have low morbidity to procedures that are more incision placed in a relaxed http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery American Medical Association

Why Are More Costly and More Dangerous Surgical Procedures Being Developed?

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6181
eISSN
2168-619X
DOI
10.1001/archoto.2012.926
pmid
22710504
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Abstract

EDITORIAL Why Are More Costly and More Dangerous Surgical Procedures Being Developed? ECENT ISSUES OF 2 HIGHLY RESPECTED OTO- American Academy of Family Physicians, representing laryngology journals have contained re- 375 000 physicians to identify 45 medical services for ports describing the development of sur- which there is evidence that they can safely be either elimi- gical alternatives for the removal of thyroid nated or reduced in frequency. This list of misused or R masses and pediatric benign neck masses overused medical services has just recently been re- that appear to be both more costly and more dangerous leased to the public. than the standard procedures that accomplish the same Yet during this time of dramatic cost-containment ini- result. Kandil et al reported their experience in 50 pa- tiatives for health care in the United States and around 1 2 tients treated with robotic techniques, intraoperative nerve the world, Kandil et al and Shin et al are seemingly ad- monitoring, and a transaxillary approach to remove a thy- vocating modifications to standard approaches that cur- roid mass that is generally removed by a reasonably small rently have low morbidity to procedures that are more incision placed in a relaxed

Journal

JAMA Otolaryngology - Head & Neck SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 2012

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