The current status of surgical second opinion programs Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Referral and Consultation
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative

abstract

  • Second opinion programs proliferated in the 1970s, and most of these were voluntary programs. Until more complete evaluations of voluntary and mandatory programs are done, it seems likely that second opinion programs will continue to be on a voluntary basis. Second opinion programs have been shown to identify potential surplus surgery and are designed to contain costs.

publication date

  • December 1982

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 6810482

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 705

end page

  • 19

volume

  • 62

number

  • 4