A new research reveals that lung surgeries fall more expensive for obese patients. For the study, researchers analyzed data from more than 19,000 American patients who had a portion of lung surgically removed due to lung cancer between 2006 and 2010. The findings revealed that for every 10-unit increase in BMI, the doctors took 7.2 extra minutes for the surgery. This finding was not limited to new hospitals, but even for hospitals with years of experience in caring for obese patients.
According to two separate studies presented at the 2012 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology, the best way to beat lung cancer is to be married Hispanic woman.
The European Respiratory Society (ERS) has revealed an increase in the number of non-smokers diagnosed with lung-cancer, specifically among women.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.