Surgeons who become owners of surgical centers perform 14 percent to 22 percent more surgery than when they were nonowners, according to the Workers Compensation Research Institute, a nonprofit on public policy for compensation systems.
The study looked at nearly 950 surgeons at ambulatory surgical centers in Florida. Although it did not determine whether the surgeries were medically necessary, researchers found that orthopedic surgeon owners, in particular, performed 52 percent to 111 percent more surgery than nonowners.
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