“Prehabilitation” for at-risk patients linked to lower length of stay and total costs by encouraging walking, breathing exercises, nutrition, reducing tobacco and stress.
New research from Michigan Medicine could help clinicians identify which patients are more likely to continue to use opioids after surgery recovery.
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A survey examines what qualities patients look for when choosing a bariatric surgery procedure. But those needs might not align with their final decision.
To increase patient satisfaction and lower costs in emergency departments, researchers interviewed former surgical patients who later visited EDs with nonemergent conditions.
Obesity is a chronic disease with proven treatments. But insurance and other issues block access to some such therapies, bariatric surgeons say.