Punishing toll of surgery on residents of SNC Homes

The NY Times featured this piece last year on the long-term effect even routine surgeries have on elderly nursing home residents. The Annals of Surgery published the study, conducted by a practicing surgeon. The author says surgeons focus too much on the  30- day mortality rate and not enough on how the patient is faring three months after the operation. This article would not surprise most but is still very sobering.

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