Some surgical interventions heavily impact health costs

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A study carried out at the Imperial College London, and to which Professor Joachim Marti contributed while he was pursuing his research there, prior to joining the IUMSP in October 2017, focussed on the economic impact and value of general surgical interventions carried out in the United Kingdom. Among the 71 surgical interventions identified by the study, five expensive interventions considered as low-value for patients but often performed were pointed out. According to this study, stopping them potentially represents £135 million savings per annum for the healthcare system.

 

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