Efficacy, Safety, and Cost of Office-Based Surgery
Balkrishnan R, Hill A, Feldman SR, Graham GF.
Efficacy, safety, and cost of office-based surgery: a multidisciplinary perspective. Dermatol Surg. 2003 Jan;29(1):1-6. PMID: 12534504
Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
An increasing number of media reports on patient safety risks arising from office-based surgery procedures, as well as growing concerns about patient safety issues in general, have brought office-based surgery as well as its practitioners into focus and placed this very cost-effective medical practice in the eye of the media and regulators. Concerted efforts are now being made to understand the causes and true incidence of patient safety risk associated with office-based surgery and to find ways to minimize this risk.