Surgical teams have a lot to learn from watching themselves in action. If hospitals don't start recording surgical procedures as a method of stimulating quality improvements, they may eventually be forced to do so. >>>
Data contained in voluntary reporting registries, a growing trend in specialty care especially for surgery and other invasive procedures, may one day be folded into Medicare performance measures that assess quality of care. But there are some hurdles to clear first. >>>
Inferior vena cava filters "as they're currently used don't really work as well as physicians think they do," and commonly fail to be removed, causing patient harm, researchers say. >>>
When doctors are told the price of diagnostic laboratory tests, they respond like informed consumers and either order fewer tests or shop around for cheaper alternatives, a study shows. >>>
A 25% multiple procedure payment reduction to Medicare reimbursements for interpretations of advanced diagnostic imaging scans performed on the same patient in the same session is drawing the ire of radiologists. >>>
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