Tag Archives: Doctors

U.K. doctors reveal separation of twins joined at the head

LONDON — Two-year-old twins joined at the head have undergone successful surgery at a British hospital to separate their skulls, brains and blood vessels, doctors said on Tuesday. The highly complex surgery involved multiple operations on Safa and Marwa Ullah, who were born in Pakistan in January 2017 with a condition known as “craniopagus” in… Read More »

Doctors significantly over-allocated times to perform joint replacements, study shows

Dive Brief: The physician-led Relative Value Scale Update Committee over-allocated the time required to perform knee replacement surgeries by 23% and hip replacement surgeries by 18%, according to a new Health Affairs study. Time over-allocations were even greater when previously implanted joints were being repaired or replaced. More than 80% of original replacements and more than… Read More »

When doctors address bad reviews, patient satisfaction can double

As healthcare becomes more consumer-centric, online reviews carry added weight. Negative reviews on sites like Yelp and others can drive patients to other providers, hurting bottom lines and damaging provider/hospital reputations. But there’s something doctors can do about it: address the negative reviews. A new Patientpop survey of 839 patients found that patients like it… Read More »

14 Medications Pain Doctors Avoid—and You Should Too

Opioids Irra/Shutterstock “The misuse of opioids—codeine, oxycodone, fentanyl, hydromorphone, and morphine, to name a few—has resulted in the taking of approximately 115 American lives every day, quadrupling since 1999. Not only do opioid medications have addictive potential, but they also have significant side effects, such as drowsiness, depressed cognitive function, constipation, suppressed sexual drive, and… Read More »