Hospitals underuse minimally invasive procedures

Despite the fact that minimally invasive cardiac surgery has led to better outcomes--and presumably lower costs--than open-heart procedures, a new study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine concludes that it is being underused by many hospitals. Although such procedures lead to fewer infections and shorter patient stays, physician training and the information available to patients often play a role in how often it is used. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare