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UM studies show negative effects of surgical cancellations and postponements

from UM Today News

A pair of University of Manitoba studies show the detrimental impact on patients’ physical and mental health caused by surgical cancellations and postponements. These findings are especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic because of heightened surgical scheduling difficulties. “There’s a lot of implications for difficulties in accessing surgical care not only to the patient in terms of physical and mental health outcomes but to the health care organizations,” said Dr. Renée El-Gabalawy, assistant professor of clinical health psychology and anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences. more

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