The new health system reform law includes a number of quality provisions that physician organizations say are not ready for primetime and won’t be ready in the time frame established by Congress.
Revision endoscopic sinus surgery (RESS) has challenges that often are not seen in primary surgeries.
With the federal government shouldering 45% of health care costs through five huge entitlements (see ENToday, April 2007) and a large federal deficit, the chance of politicians enacting a new federal entitlement for universal health insurance coverage is as likely as their conducting a smear-free political campaign.
Endoscopic mastoid surgery is difficult to learn, performed in a tight space, and will probably never replace conventional open procedures.
I would like to commend Robert H. Miller, MD, on a well-balanced discussion in the February issue of ENToday concerning the pros and cons of pay for performance (P4P).
Frank Sinatra purportedly said of Rosemary Clooney that she was able to hit a note right in its center.
This is a short narrative of the experience of this otolaryngologist, who was deployed to Iraq to participate in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Otolaryngology is not just another specialty in the wars of the twenty-first century.
The gold standard for oral cancer diagnosis is visual examination followed by biopsy and histological analysis of suspicious lesions.
Doctors, faced with challenging problems of mending nasal septal perforations, suggested that the use of fibrin glue to hold into place an AlloDerm graft is effective and likely cost-saving.