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TUSCALOOSA — The University of Southern California Center for Health Services Research will no longer fund research designed to identify efficiencies in the use of anesthesia over the course of surgery to treat complex or rare medical conditions — a practice that the institution says contributes to health care costs.
The center, which was launched with federal and state funding in 2009, was formed specifically to address the rising number of patients requiring life-saving surgery, a practice that had become more common in the U.S. over the past decade, according to a spokeswoman.
“We believe that we need to make investments in cutting-edge research and development that has the potential to improve outcomes for patients during their surgical procedures,” said Kari Gaskin, director of the USC Center for Health Services Research.
Gaskin told The Times that in order to fund her research, the center needed to acquire a larger fund for costs of the research. The funds are needed, Gaskin said, “because there are not enough resources to address all the patient need during a surgical procedure to maintain, at a minimum, the optimal amount of time that each patient is on the operating table.”
She said the center believes the funding would help “help us meet our needs for patient care and patient outcomes,” especially the ability of surgery patients to stay on the operating table indefinitely, which is a key priority for doctors when preparing for their first operation.
Gaskin said the research will continue to pay the bills, but will not fund more research at the USC Center, which could increase the costs of operations for patients.
The USC Center is a nonprofit, part-time research organization that focuses on the health and medical effects of medical procedures. The center’s research also helps educate patients on how to safely manage their o골목wn surgeries, such as managing anesthesia for surgical and obstetric patients.
Cases of death and injur구리출장샵 구리출장안마ies in recent years have increased at the USC Center, which was founded in 1973 as a partnership between the American Medical Association and the American Society of Nephrology and Blood Disorders. It provides basic surgery and emergency care and offers the first-ever anesthesia-assisted care services at USC and other hospitals in California.
To fund research in the field, the USC Center, based at the University of Southern California, requires a $500,000 commitment from the state of California, $200,000 of which comes from the national medi제주출장샵cal research fund, the National Institutes of Health.
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