Value in Oral and Maxofacial Surgery
In the January 2014 issue of The Journal of Oral and Maxofacial Surgery, Drs. Inverso and Padwa consider the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) on how oral surgery practices will operate. The Act emphasizes monitoring quality outcomes and lowering costs with the aim of providing better-quality healthcare for patients.
In their research, the doctors consider the difference between value (which includes patient satisfaction and measures of quality) and cost-effectiveness (which considers only the medical outcome and the cost of care). They advocate for the community of oral and maxofacial surgeons to remain concerned primarily with value and not be driven into simple cost-effectiveness, which can lead to poorer-quality outcomes and reduced patient satisfaction.
At Sedaros Oral Surgery, we’re committed to value for our patients. We understand that in a changing medical and surgical climate uncertainty can make everyone unsure about the quality of service moving forward. Our commitment, as always, is to bring the highest-quality surgical service to Melbourne residents and to exceed expectations every time. Call us today for your appointment