Don’t rush to convert – cost outcomes and legal implications


Presented by Oliver Varban, MD at the SAGES 2014 Annual Meeting; Panel: Why Haven’t Conversion Rates Improved

cultural change–37 sec
open access technique–3:12
conversion distinctions–3:28
preventing/avoiding conversion–4:19
conversion rates by operation–5:10

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