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International trips for specialty plastic surgeries can be cost-effective or very cost-effective for several conditions

Reconstructive Surgery International Trips Are Cost-Effective and Sustainable

Benefits greatest for cancer-related conditions, cleft lip/palate, and hand conditions
Paclitaxel drug-eluting devices used for endovascular revascularization of peripheral vessels do not appear to be associated with increased mortality over 11 years compared with uncoated devices

No Increased Mortality Seen With Paclitaxel Drug-Eluting Devices

In safety analysis, long-term mortality did not increase with use of paclitaxel-based devices
Medicare graduate medical education payments increased significantly from 2000 to 2015

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments

Increase mainly due to indirect payments, primarily inpatient costs rather than resident-to-bed ratio
For transgender individuals with a diagnosis of gender incongruence

Gender-Affirming Surgery May Aid Long-Term Mental Health

Longitudinal association identified in individuals with a gender incongruence diagnosis
Electrical stimulation technologies appear to be effective for increasing spinal fusion

Review: E-Stim Devices May Increase Spinal Fusion Rates

Review of preclinical and clinical literature shows increase in spinal fusion rates in animals and patients
Revision of decades-old Medicare rules meant to prevent fraud has been proposed by the Trump administration.

Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised

Current rules make it difficult for hospitals and doctors to work together, officials say
In the published literature

Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature

But effect size may be smaller than reported, especially for objective quality measures
Funding for pediatric firearm injury prevention research is only 3.3 percent of that predicted according to the mortality burden

Pediatric Firearm Injury Prevention Research Underfunded

30-fold increase in firearm injury research needed for funding to correspond with mortality burden
The estimated cost of waste in the U.S. health care system varies from $760 to $935 billion

Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated

Total annual costs of waste vary from $760 to $935 billion; estimated savings range from $191 to $282 billion
Uncontained power morcellation is associated with a higher mortality risk in women with occult uterine sarcoma

Hysterectomy Technique Tied to Poorer Uterine Cancer Outcomes

Uncontained uterine power morcellation tied to higher mortality in women with undetected uterine cancer