Write a letter explaining why you want [the procedure or treatment] done and what the risks are for not having it done, and send the letter by certified mail, return receipt,” ... Chaudhry. Physicians in large health systems or multigroup practices
Roesch said. Then, as the attending was finishing the procedure, “I was fairly confident they had left the lap pad behind,” he said.
Add to that mix malpractice worries. Nearly all physicians believe that fears of a lawsuit result in unnecessary tests or procedures, research shows.
A class I recall of the AFX Introducer System Model S17-45 due to reports of the dilator breaking during procedures. ... Medtronic is also distributing a revised clinician refill reference card with information about the pump refill procedure for the
When Dr. Kaye's mother couldn't use the scale to indicate that her pain had decreased, the pain specialist balked at doing more nerve-burning procedures. ... Dr. Kaye, who teaches and practices at Louisiana State University and Tulane University in New
Should small-practice doctors perform procedures to enhance revenues and if so, how do they balance that with seeing patients? ... If one procedure takes the same time as seeing four patients, for example, it might not make financial sense.
Pulmonary vein ablation is an emerging therapy for atrial fibrillation. The procedure entails ablation around the left side of the heart, especially around the pulmonary veins. ... The procedure should be reserved for patients with refractory atrial
Approval was based on evidence that using the system during HRPCI could allow a longer and more thorough procedure by preventing episodes of hemodynamic instability and reduce later adverse events compared ... Key changes have been made to the precleaning
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.
For me, the most interesting difference was the inclusion of a blinded control group, which was “treated” with a sham procedure. ... Once again we are reminded of the power of patients’ believing that they had undergone a therapeutic procedure.