Pearl No. 5: Tick removal should not be a complex procedure.
Photo by ThinkStock. A class I recall of SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL implantable drug infusion pumps because a software issue may cause unintended drug delivery during a priming bolus procedure ... A safety alert about Transvascular Autonomic
Two meta-analyses of 63 afib studies found a 57% rate of single-procedure success of ablation with no antiarrhythmic drug therapy, a 71% multiple-procedure success rate without drug therapy, ... a 77% multiple-procedure success rate with drug therapy,
I think nowadays there is a serious lack of needed clinical bedside skills, and there is excess enthusiasm to perform procedures and rely on them for diagnosis.
Physicians have been paid according to the number of visits or procedures they bill for a very long time, almost half a century for Medicare. ... Today, we know that the best thing for the patient is to help prevent illnesses or complications that
Such systems typically rely on global budgets and price negotiation to help restrain health care expenditures, which may result in shortages of services and delays in obtaining elective procedures and limit
What's the effect of making this OR chat public? Although he was involved in one of the twittered procedures, surgeon James Peabody, MD, hasn't decided about the new technology ... yet. “I'm not sure how great an instructive tool it is. For medical
All forum participants believe that inappropriate testing, unnecessary procedures and interventions, and other low-value services have resulted in a serious, international problem of rising cost of medical care, in addition ... Realign incentives to
Given the severity of his pain, he ended up going to a back specialist to get a procedure to fix the compression fractures and, presumably, reduce his pain. ... Unfortunately, his pain increased and changed after the procedure. It got so bad, in fact,
Since its inception in 1965, the Medicare program has paid physicians based on how many visits and procedures they billed. ... It's also been criticized for undervaluing primary and cognitive care and overvaluing procedures.