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Topical Currents

The Multi-Billion Dollar Surgery Industry And The Cost of Cutting

09/29/14 - Monday’s Topical Currents is with practicing surgeon Dr. Paul Ruggieri, who’s written THE COST OF CUTTING: A Surgeon Reveals the Truth Behind a Multibillion Dollar Industry.  Operating rooms are a main source of hospital revenues. Unnecessary surgeries cost US patients and insurers over $150-billion per year.  And why do surgery costs vary widely from hospital to hospital—even in the same locale? Find out more on  Topical Currents . . . Monday at 1pm on WLRN.

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