Share of Cost, Stress, family conflicts before cancer surgery raise patients’ complication risk
Meeting non-medical needs ahead of operations can aid recovery, cut health care costs, study suggests how well patients recover from cancer surgery may be influenced by more than their medical.
Quality of life as measured in the study is about more than happiness and how well people feel physically, a researcher says. It also includes the financial, spiritual, emotional, mental and social aspects of their lives and whether their needs are being met.
A Mayo Clinic study has found family conflicts and other non-medical problems may raise their risk of surgical complications, The research suggests, addressing such quality-of-life issues before an operation may reduce patients’ stress, speed their recoveries and save health care dollars,