Second opinion elective surgery by Eugene G. McCarthy

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  • Cornell-New York Hospital Second Opinion Program.,
  • Surgery, Unnecessary -- United States -- Prevention.,
  • Surgery, Elective -- Economic aspects -- United States.,
  • Surgery -- Decision making.,
  • Referral and consultation -- Economics -- United States.,
  • Surgery -- Economics -- United States.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementEugene G. McCarthy, Madelon Lubin Finkel, Hirsch S. Ruchlin.
ContributionsFinkel, Madelon Lubin, 1949-, Ruchlin, Hirsch S.
LC ClassificationsRD27.8 .M35 1981
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 193 p. :
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4257965M
ISBN 100865690790
LC Control Number81003471

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Only % of those recommended for elective surgery voluntarily seek a second opinion. This group is statistically insignificant, and we only report the findings from our mandatory programme. In the mandatory programme, the patient must seek a second opinion in order that the cost of any treatment be borne by the sponsoring by: This book presents the findings of the highly respected eight-year Cornell-New York Hospital second opinion elective surgery program.

The study coveredpeople in voluntary second opinion programs and an additionalpeople through a health insurance program mandating consultation. Book: All Authors / Contributors: United States. Health Care Financing Administration. OCLC Number: Notes: "In 1 volume." Issued by: Health Care Financing Administration.

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Storing Blood before Elective Surgery If you’re having elective surgery, among the many things on your mind may be the possibility you will need a blood transfusion. Although using donor blood has become very safe in the last decade, there Second opinion site Author.

Abstract InMassachusetts implemented a requirement that Medicaid recipients obtain a second surgical opinion before elective surgery. Using consultants' reports and surveys, we assessed the.

Before Surgery Revised September A second opinion is when another doctor (in addition to your regular doctor) gives their view about your health problem and how it should be treated. Getting a second opinion can help you make a more informed decision about your care. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps pay for a second opinion before.

General surgery is a discipline that requires knowledge of and responsibility for the preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of patients with a broad spectrum of diseases, including those which may require nonoperative, elective, or emergency surgical treatment. The efficacy of second-opinion consultation programs: A cost-benefit perspective.

Medical Care. Academic Article GET IT Times cited: 34; SECOND OPINIONS ON ELECTIVE SURGERY. The Cornell/New York Hospital Study.

The Lancet. Academic Article GET IT Times cited: 18; Second consultant opinion for elective orthopedic surgery. The second doctor may ask you to get additional tests as a result of the visit.

Medicare will help pay for these tests, just as it helps pay for other services that are medically necessary. If the second opinion doesn't agree with the first opinion, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for a third opinion. We abstracted records of patients whose recommendations for elective orthopedic surgery were not confirmed by a second opinion consultant.

Six months or more after the initial recommendation for surgery, 82 per cent had not had the operation performed, irrespective of the diagnosis and the characteristics of the physician recommending surgery. Diagnosis/Preparation In some cases, insurance companies may require a second opinion before approving payment on elective surgical procedures.

Anyone considering an elective surgery should review their coverage requirements with their health insurance carrier before scheduling the procedure. The Effect of a Mandatory Second Opinion Program on Medicaid Surgery Rates—An Analysis of the Massachusetts Consultation Program for Elective Surgery.

Washington, D.C.: Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, Office of Research, Demonstrations, and Statistics; Sep,   Many patients are leery or embarrassed to ask for a second opinion when they are considering worry that they might offend their surgeon, that they will get a second expensive and unnecessary bill for a surgical consultation, and they worry that a second opinion.

The first second-opinion program in the country, insti-tuted by New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center inrequired that patients consult a second physician before undergoing elective surgery. Two situations could "derail" the elective surgery rebound, Martha said.

The first would be if medical facilities run out of space as the number of. is a massive online community with overmembers and over 5 million posts. Our community is filled with women who have been through the Hysterectomy experience providing both advice and support from our active members and moderators.

is located at Peter St, Toronto, Canada, M5V2H1 and is part of the VerticalScope network of websites. Elective surgery is a surgical procedure that is planned in advance as a result of a clinical assessment by a specialist.

Though the term “elective” might seem to imply that the surgery is not essential, that is not always the case. An elective procedure is just a surgery that is not done in an emergency situation; it can still be as important.

The remaining 4% of patients in an insured group with the mandatory second-opinion benefit in place elected to use other coverage within the family unit so the second opinion consultation was avoided. The initial experience with the Cornell second opinion program for elective surgery was reported by McCarthy and Widmer4 in Approximately.

Programmes for securing second opinions on elective surgery are designed to help patients make a more informed decision once elective surgery has been recommended. The patient is assessed before surgery is performed, which allows alternatives to be considered.

The Cornell/New York Hospital second opinion programme is the only one to have accumulated statistics on voluntary and mandatory. Law. In legal cases, a second opinion which contradicts the opinion of a jointly retained expert may be disregarded as not being impartial.

Consumer rights. In cases such as car repairs, a second opinion should be obtained in writing, and the original garage given an opportunity to rectify matters. In the case of clients' disputes with domestic building contractors, the builder may seek a.

Books; Movies; Music; Television 30 percent of patients who sought second opinions for elective surgery found the two opinions differed. insurance companies will often pay the full or. Remember, a second opinion is not necessarily better than a first opinion and, whether there is agreement or disagreement, the final decision will be yours.

It's a decision that should be made with all the facts, so don't hesitate to discuss with your surgeon any questions or concerns you may have. Surgery by Surgeons. For 30 percent of patients who voluntarily seek second opinions for elective surgery and 18 percent of those whose insurance companies require it, the second.

M.E. Hecht, M.D., is an Orthopedic Surgeon; she writes both fiction and nonfiction. She first entered the business and book world to inform and explain to patients much often unexplained about surgical and medical care, and continues to fulfill this mission today with published books, and articles written for Vogue Magazine, Sunrise River Press, The Wall Street Journal, American Medical News.

They should also clearly explain about any dangers and risks. If in doubt, seek a second opinion. The aim of surgery Emergency or elective surgery organs.

An example is open-heart surgery, where the person’s chest is cut down the middle and opened up like a book. Open surgery of the abdominal cavity is known as laparotomy. “The biggest mistake people make when planning elective surgery is not finding out if they need it in the first place,” says Dennis Deruelle, M.D., author of Your Healthcare Playbook: Winning the Game of Modern Medicine (Simon & Shuster, ).

This means a second opinion is in order to find out if there are more conservative measures that could have a similar outcome. The decision to have surgery is a decision that should be made with all the facts, so don't hesitate to get advice from a second expert.

Most nose and sinus surgery is elective surgery so there is time to get a second opinion. However the logistics of obtaining a second opinion are. New Study Forecasts How COVID Concerns May Affect Elective Procedures, Budgets and Hospital Access Updated When you book your MRI second opinion, review the website carefully and select the correct sub-specialist.

If you are unsure, contact for assistance. You Can Play an Active Role in Your Healthcare with an MRI Second Opinion. Most physicians agree that patients should conduct research about their medical symptoms. Cost saving from unnecesary surgery. proactive, and informed options that patients can trust with confidence.

Improve health outcomes. Second opinions have been found to reduce costs to the healthcare system and avoid medical errors. Optimize treatment. Beyond the diagnosis, a second opinion provides reassurance that the treatment plan. The vast majority of metro-east hospitals will continue offering elective surgeries and procedures for now, believing they can handle the load despite.

Some insurance companies may request that a second opinion be sought before major elective surgery, and may reserve the right to designate a physician or surgeon to provide the patient evaluation. As of mid, Medicare Part B covered 80% of costs for surgical second opinions after deductible, and 80% for a third opinion if the first two.

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Tenner Guillaume, an orthopedic surgeon who is chief of staff at. Also called non-urgent, time-sensitive surgery. When kids and teens need surgery, the procedure can be: urgent or emergency surgery: These are surgeries done for urgent, possibly life-threatening medical conditions, such as a serious injuries from an accident, testicular torsion, or acute appendicitis.

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