SECOND OPINIONS ON ELECTIVE SURGERY. The Cornell/New York Hospital Study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Energy Metabolism
  • Neoplasms
  • Nitric Oxide
  • Oxidative Stress
  • PTEN Phosphohydrolase
  • Phosphatidylinositol 3-Kinase
  • Protein Processing, Post-Translational
  • Proto-Oncogene Proteins c-akt
  • Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases

abstract

  • 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 programmes. Data from the mandatory programme showed that 18.7% of the 6799 patients screened were no confirmed for surgery. Follow-up data at one year showed that 67.5% of the unconfirmed patients had not in fact had surgery. A cost-benefit analysis showed that for every $1.00 spent there was a benefit of $2.63.

publication date

  • June 20, 1981

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0140-6736(81)92527-7

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1352

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 317

number

  • 8234