Surgery favored over conservative care for knee osteoarthritis, Medicare study suggests
Jun 10, 2021
Seniors with knee osteoarthritis had low rates of dedicated non-surgical care between 2005 and 2010, a new investigation reveals. Study findings suggest that surgery may often be used when conservative...
Surgery rates fall in elders; improved screening may be reason
May 11, 2021
Despite an aging population and safer surgical procedures, the frequency of abdominal surgery is decreasing among older adults — particularly in those age 85 and older, according to researchers from...
Some hip surgeries may be too risky for residents
Jan 17, 2020
When surgery rates for a common hip fracture go up, so too does the risk for adverse outcomes, including death.
Palliative care or surgery? New guidelines offer helpful benchmarks
Jul 22, 2019
A new surgical quality program may shift the need for step-down post-surgical care to palliative care for some residents over the age of 75.
Experts criticize prevalence of costly operations in final year of life, tout decision-aids to reduce...
Mar 01, 2018
Decision aids being developed by many hospitals and health systems may help seniors choose not to have costly, invasive procedures that have been common in their final years.