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BACKGROUND A pilot cardiovascular disease prevention project was implemented in the inner-city West Midlands. It was evaluated by comparing its effectiveness to a control group where full implementation was delayed by a year. METHODS Cardiovascular risk factor data were extracted on all untreated patients 35 to 74 years old from electronic medical(More)
BACKGROUND The Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to expand coverage to the uninsured, improve quality, and contain costs. The goal of this study was to ascertain how plastic surgeons perceive the ACA. METHODS An electronic questionnaire was e-mailed to members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons between May and June 2014. The survey was anonymous and(More)
The incidence and cost of nonmelanoma skin cancers are skyrocketing. Five million cases cost $8.1 billion in 2011. The average cost of treatment per patient increased from $1000 in 2006 to $1600 in 2011. We present a study of the economics and costs of skin cancer management in Medicare patients. METHODS We studied data released by the Centers for(More)
BACKGROUND We describe the second largest contemporary series of flaps used in thoracic reconstruction. METHODS A retrospective review of patients undergoing thoracomyoplasty from 2001 to 2013 was conducted. Ninety-one consecutive patients were identified. RESULTS Thoracomyoplasty was performed for 67 patients with intrathoracic indications and 24(More)
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