JAMA Surgery

Being married linked to better outcomes following surgery

Among more than 1,500 adults who underwent cardiac surgery, those who were divorced, separated, or widowed were more likely to have died or develop a new functional disability after the surgery compared with the married participants, ...

Oct 28, 2015
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Safety-net hospitals have higher costs, worse outcomes

(HealthDay)—Intrinsic qualities of safety-net hospitals, rather than patient characteristics, lead to inferior surgical outcomes and increased costs across nine elective surgical procedures, according to a study published ...

Oct 15, 2015
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