Healthcare Triage News: Knee Surgery Doesn’t Improve Outcomes, but We Still Do A LOT of Them

http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/healthcare-triage-news-knee-surgery-doesnt-improve-outcomes-but-we-still-do-a-lot-of-them/

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The news tells us that arthroscopic surgery for knee arthritis and meniscal tears isn’t worth it. Healthcare Triage told you that a while ago. What’s new? This is Healthcare Triage News.

 

Senate report finds physician-owned distributorships lead to overutilization

http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/senate-report-finds-physician-owned-distributorships-lead-to-overutilization.html

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Kickbacks, Bribes, and the Horrifying Truth Behind California’s Largest Medical Fraud Scandal

http://www.lamag.com/longform/kickbacks-bribes-and-the-horrifying-truth-behind-californias-largest-medical-fraud-scandal/

L to R: Michael Drobot, Tom Calderon, and Ron Calderon

Long Beach hospital owner Michael Drobot spent decades bilking the state of millions for unnecessary surgeries with allegedly bogus hardware, and plenty of doctors went along with him – See more at: http://www.lamag.com/longform/kickbacks-bribes-and-the-horrifying-truth-behind-californias-largest-medical-fraud-scandal/#sthash.flf2d3Ck.dpuf