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Practice Trends

1002, 2015

Practice Trends – PATIENT SATISFACTION

February 10th, 2015|Practice Trends|

If you’re evaluating hospitals based solely on patient satisfaction surveys, you may want to reconsider. A new Johns Hopkins University study (recently highlighted in Kaiser Health News) found little correlation between patient satisfaction scores and quality care.

1002, 2015

Practice Trends – SELECTING THE RIGHT HOSPITAL

February 10th, 2015|Practice Trends|

I always encourage patients to obtain as much information as possible about their course of treatment, including educating themselves about the facilities where they will receive care. Quality and service can vary widely from hospital to hospital, so it makes sense to do your homework before scheduling your procedure.

1002, 2015

Practice Trends – THE IMPORTANCE OF A HIGH QUALITY MRI

February 10th, 2015|Practice Trends|

Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or MRI, is a technology that allows physicians to see musculoskeletal and internal anatomy and diseases much more clearly. MRIs are especially helpful for spine surgeons who need to be very precise about where to operate to achieve the optimal outcome without causing harm to a patient.