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19 February 2008

The bigger your network, the better your outcome ....

From today's (2/19/08) NYT Science section ..... Large social networks may help surgical patients .... it appears that having a large network of friends and family may help you do better in surgical procedures (surprised?).


From a study published in the February 2008 issue of The Journal of the American College of Surgeons,
Social Connectedness and Patient Recovery after Major Operations, one of the authors, Daniel B. Hinshaw, a professor of surgery at the University of Michigan , states:

"The average physician, when he takes a social history, asks about smoking and drugs and not the real social situation of the patient. And yet it looks like this is a real marker for problems".

Posted by Stan Wasserman at February 19, 2008 1:35 PM