TITLE

A growing number of US patients are being monitored by an anesthesiologist during endoscopies and colonoscopies, suggests a new study, a practice adding more than a billion dollars to health costs every year

PUB. DATE
March 2012
SOURCE
MondayMorning;3/26/2012, Vol. 20 Issue 13, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information about a study according to which more than a billion dollars are being added to health costs every year as growing number of patients in the U.S. are monitored by anesthesiologists while undergoing endoscopies and colonoscopies. It is mentioned that the fee-for-service healthcare system involves reimbursement of doctors performing gastrointestinal procedures at the same rate whether sedatives are used or not. Such practices add about 150 dollars on the bill.
ACCESSION #
73909050

 

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