July 2015

THU, JUL 23, 2015

Correlating Patient Satisfaction and Surgical Quality

The perceived link between quality of care and patient satisfaction scores has been strengthened by two recent studies. Because patient satisfaction is a significant factor in payment policy, it’s worth examining the reality of that link further. In the first of the two studies, published in the January 2015 issue of Annals... Read More

WED, JUL 1, 2015

Examining the Negative Effects of Anesthesia on Young Children

Some studies show that general anesthesia may have a long lasting effect on a child’s brain development, even years after surgery – but do we know for sure? Recent evidence found by the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital suggests that children under the age of four undergoing surgery may risk impairment of... Read More