If there’s one time you want your doctor’s full attention, it’s during surgery.
Most patients don’t realize that surgeons often perform two surgeries at once. They do this to maximize their income.
Most hospitals and Medicare allow the practice. It’s widely known as “double booking.”
An alarming study shows the extent to which double-booked surgeries put patients at risk.
Researchers in the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto reviewed case histories of more than 90,000 patients.