Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, June 27th, 2004
The state Office of Group Benefits, which insures nearly 250,000 state employees, public school teachers, and dependents, plans to pay for 40 operations to see whether the surgery will eventually mean lower costs to the insurance program.
But it's taking a bit longer than expected to find 40 patients who both meet the state's requirements and return letters and phone calls.
"It's amazing how many haven't shown up or completed their part of the obligatory road trail to actually become a candidate,"...
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