What Is the Patient Outcome When Doctors Focus on the Whole Picture?

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Well I think any time that you're putting the pieces together, things work better and it's certainly is true especially the longer we live, the more of us have multiple medical condition going on at the same time. So if I go in, have a heart surgery done and I'm a diabetic requiring insulin and maybe I've got hypertension and I'm on ten medicines, all of a sudden, that surgery become about more than just heart surgery.

And so you really do need to have people if you want good outcomes, you need to have someone paying attention to the [xx] pressure and to the diabetes while the heart surgeon is focusing on the heart.