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To operate or not to operate: a serious question with no clear answers

May 24, 2016

To operate or not to operate: a serious question with no clear answers

By Enrique Rivero Enrique Rivero

  What goes into a surgeon’s decision to operate — or to recommend an alternative treatment option? Two UCLA-led studies published online May 18 by the peer-reviewed Annals of Surgery sought to answer that question. The upshot is:  It might depend as much on how surgeons perceive the world as it does on the patient’s […]

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