Healthcare Triage News: If You Need Surgery, Make Sure Your Surgeon is a Specialist

I spend a fair amount of time talking about how social determinants of health come into play, with respect to health care outcomes. I also talk a lot about things that don’t work, and therefore constitute waste in that they don’t affect outcomes positively, and cost money. But there are some aspects of health care (many, in fact) that do matter, and when research points that out, it’s worth highlighting.

This is Healthcare Triage News.

This episode was adapted from a post I wrote for AcademyHealth. Links to sources can be found there.


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