surgical care

11 Oct
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Astonishingly the chance of undergoing a surgical care during the month before death or during the last year of life differs depending on the state’s number of surgical bed or the rate of Medicaid spending. This finding suggests to the survey authors the following hypothesis: a part of surgical cares is not leaded by patient’s need at the end of life. The journalist who interviewed the scientific author entitled his news ” Many US surgeries on elderly may be unwanted “. You can read the abstract of the original scientific paper in the Lancet of October 2011.

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