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Testing, Lawsuits Ahead #ECRI_FDA

Tweet Panel #2 – Lawyers are going to have a field day with what is patient centeredness. Jane Hyatt Thorpe, JD, Assoc. Research Prof. ACA – Medicare – care individual/population, average. IOM – patient centeredness refers to care – needs, desires of patient another notion: patient experience. right care, right patient every time — is

Is Lap Band Surgery Appropriate for Obese Teens?

Tweet Earlier this week, the LA Times reported that Allergan was filing an FDA application for its lap band surgery for teens as young as 14. The application follows Allergan getting FDA okay to lower weight threshold for lap band surgery in adults, adding millions more candidates for the surgery. Allergan’s Lap Band involves placing