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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Patient satisfaction surveys are worthless

For several years, Medicare has tied hospital reimbursement to its definition of quality of care. Poorly performing hospitals can be penalized as much as 2% of their


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By: Lars Brouwers, MD, MSc, PhD-candidate

3D Printing Aids Fistulotomy

Together with colorectal surgeon David Zimmerman, MD, PhD, FEBS, I’m exploring the world of fistula surgery. We just printed our first and second fistula to investigate the


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By: Lars Brouwers, MD, MSc, PhD-candidate

3D Printing a Q Fever-Infected Aortic Aneurysm

Aortic infection is a rare, but severe condition. Primary infection with Coxiella burnetii bacteria in patients with chronic Q fever is notorious in the southern part of


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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Elective surgery ban for smokers and obese patients

The committee that plans and oversees medical care for the county of Hertfordshire, England announced recently that unless obese patients lose a specified amount of weight and

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By: Skeptical Scalpel

Elective surgery ban for smokers and obese patients

The committee that plans and oversees medical care for the county of Hertfordshire, England announced recently that unless obese patients lose a specified amount of weight and


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By: Kathleen Uhl, MD

Talking to Patients About High Quality and Potential Cost-Savings of Generic Medications

From 2005 to 2014, generic drugs saved the U.S. health care system 1.68 trillion dollars. Additionally, generics routinely cost 30 to 80 percent less than their brand-name


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By: Lars Brouwers, MD, MSc, PhD-candidate

Bringing 3D-Printed Prosthetic Hands to Third-World Countries

3D printing is commonly used in first-world countries. However, 3D printing can be of added value in third-world countries as well. Prosthesis for children are normally handmade


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2017 Diabetes Facts & Statistics

Diabetes costs the U.S. economy over $245 billion per year, making it the country’s most expensive disease. But the damage obviously extends well beyond dollars and cents.