If your doctor is pushing you toward non-emergency surgery for the wrong reason? Financial incentives sway doctors to send patients to surgery, study says August 16, 2010 | Christina Jewett Is a doctor who stands to profit from sending you … Continue reading
When doctors become invested in an outpatient surgery center, they perform on average twice as many surgeries as doctors with no such financial stake, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Health System.
“Our data suggest that physician behavior changes after investment in an outpatient facility. Through what some have labeled the ‘triple dip,’ physician owners of surgery centers not only collect a professional fee for the services provided, but also share in their facility’s profits and the increased value of their investment. This creates a potential conflict of interest,” says study author John Hollingsworth, M.D., M.S., a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the U-M Medical School.Continue reading
Many years ago when I was developing hand problems, I was looking for answers to work on myself. The stretches I learned in massage school weren’t helping. Icing gave relief, but I knew there had to be a better, more … Continue reading
Lumps in the Low Back – Top of Hip Do you have lumps in your low back, or across the top of you hip bone? These are firm, movable lumps in between the skin and the muscle or in between … Continue reading