Patients at average risk of colorectal cancer who have a normal colonoscopy do not need to repeat screening for 10 years.Read more
Bethesda, Maryland (Feb. 18, 2020) – Patients at average risk of colorectal cancer who have a normal colonoscopy do notRead more
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Thousands of UK children undergo unnecessary appendix surgery each year in the NHS, a new study reveals. Surgery for appendicitisRead more
As if recovering from surgery wasn’t hard enough, a new study shows that one in five operations could result in an unwelcome surprise: a bill for hundreds or thousands of dollars that the patient didn’t know they might owe.
On average, that potential surprise bill added up to $2,011. That’s on top of the nearly $1,800 the average privately insured patient would already owe after it paid for most of the costs of their operation.