The elective surgery second opinion program Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Referral and Consultation
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative

abstract

  • The results of the Cornell Elective Surgery Second Opinion Program are presented. From February 1972 to January 1978, 7053 patients were evaluated for proposed elective surgery, and in 27.6% of these, the operations were not approved. The subspecialties of orthopedics and gynecology demonstrated the highest rates of non-confirmation, while that for general surgery was 18%. A group of 318 patients with general surgical diagnosis are reviewed. The percentage of nonconfirmed surgery for this group was 15 percent. The most common reasons for not approving the operations were absence of pathology and failure to utilize medical therapy when indicated.

publication date

  • December 1978

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC1396964

PubMed ID

  • 686898

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 323

end page

  • 30

volume

  • 188

number

  • 3