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Doctors significantly over-allocated times to perform joint replacements, study shows

Dive Brief: The physician-led Relative Value Scale Update Committee over-allocated the time required to perform knee replacement surgeries by 23% and hip replacement surgeries by 18%, according to a new Health Affairs study. Time over-allocations were even greater when previously implanted joints were being repaired or replaced. More than 80% of original replacements and more than… Read More »

Lawsuit says North Dakota laws force abortion doctors to lie

North Dakota’s sole abortion clinic filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday over two state laws it believes forces doctors to lie, including one measure passed this year requiring physicians to tell women that they may reverse a so-called medication abortion if they have second thoughts. The complaint from the Center for Reproductive Rights on behalf of… Read More »

Mother-of-two, 29, dies of cervical cancer after doctors ‘took 10 MONTHS to diagnose her’

Mother-of-two, 29, dies of cervical cancer after doctors ‘took 10 MONTHS to diagnose her despite being told about her constant bleeding’ Josephine Suffolk, from Dover, died on May 18 less than a year after diagnosis  She said in December: ‘I feel like I have been so let down by my doctors’ The NHS lists abnormal bleeding… Read More »