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This is a discussion on "Surgical complexity" level is introduced in VA hospitals in Nursing News, part of General Nursing ... WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department is limiting the types of surgeries performed at some...by brian Admin May 7, '10WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department is limiting the types of surgeries performed at some of its hospitals following a systemwide review prompted by surgical deaths at its southern Illinois hospital.
Under a new system, the VA has given each hospital a "surgical complexity" level. Because of that, hospitals in at least five states will now only perform less-complicated surgeries. The hospitals are in Alexandria, La.; Beckley, W.Va.; Fayetteville, N.C.; Danville, Ill.; and Spokane, Wash.
The VA will pick up the tab for patients who have surgeries performed elsewhere.
Full Story: The Associated Press: VA limits surgeries at some hospitals after deaths
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