“Why Choosing The Right Surgeon Matters Even More Than You Think”

via gizmodo.com
via gizmodo.com

Excerpt: “We tend to shrug our shoulders and say this is just a natural part of doing health care,” said Dr Ashish Jha, a patient safety researcher and professor at the Harvard School of Public Health who provided advice for ProPublica’s analysis. If a certain procedure has a 5 per cent infection rate, doctors and hospitals consider it acceptable as long as they’re at that or below, Jha said.