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AHRQ Radio Podcast - Lead Story: Making Surgery Safer
Wednesday, October 25, 2006 12:00 PM
Lead Story: Making Surgery Safer

A common heart surgery may be made safer by what’s not done.

Podcast Description:

This audio program features current news and information from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

  • In this week's News in Numbers segment, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we have some interesting numbers about surgery to treat breast cancer.
  • Also, a common heart surgery may be made safer by what’s not done.
  • And patients and providers are taking steps to make all surgery safer as part of a new effort called the Surgical Care Improvement Project, or SCIP.

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Duration: 05:40 (MM:SS)  File Size: 5.19 MB
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