Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Considering Surgery?

Turns out, not all surgeons are created equal. Even at the world's best hospitals there are surgeons with high complication rates. For a thorough (and loooooooong) article, see ProPublica's recent report. Or check out their tool that will allow you to look up individual surgeons to see how well they perform. Because, as a patient quoted in the article says, “I’d rather be a difficult live patient,” he said, “than a compliant dead patient.”


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