‘Looming catastrophe’: These 7 emergency surgeries account for 80 percent of deaths and costs
Chances are that even the lucky among us will see the inside of an emergency room at some point, for ourselves or our loved ones. More than 3 million such patients undergo a surgical procedure each year in the United States, and the costs of this care are soaring to the point where they have overtaken the costs of treating diabetes, heart attacks and new cancer diagnoses.
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My Comments: Wow! I am feeling like I dodged a bullet with my appendectomy.