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Almost Left Behind - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - April 2018

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As we shift our emphasis to value-based medicine and reimburse- ment, such distinctions have never been more important. In the mean- time, it's important to be transparent with patients. We have to inform them on the front end that we really don't know what's going to be the best mesh for them. As much as possible, we should inform them and help them through a shared decision-making process. Our hope is that as time goes on, we'll be able to help guide them a little better — that we'll see, and we'll be able to help them see, where they most likely fit in and what kind of treatment option, sometimes including what mesh, would contribute to the best possible outcome. OSM 6 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 8 Dr. Ramshaw (hernia@utmck.edu) is chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, Tenn.

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