This article is part of Polygon’s coverage of the 2017 medical tourism industry.
If you’re looking for a good vet, the best vet care for you is probably going to be in a hospital.
But a recent study found that vets who work in the industry are more likely to perform unnecessary surgeries, even if the procedures are medically necessary.
The study analyzed data from 5,000 vets over the course of a three-year period.
It found that the percentage of vets who had performed unnecessary surgeries in the last three years was 10.4 percent, which is a higher percentage than the national average of 7.2 percent.
The report’s authors suggest that vets are more inclined to perform the unnecessary surgeries because the money they receive is lower than what they would get for performing less important procedures.
“I think there’s a lot of misperceptions out there, and that’s the reason why we wanted to do this study,” said Dr. Matthew Kasten, an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and co-author of the study.
“The average vet is not going to perform a lot more unnecessary procedures than the average patient, but there are some things that a vet may not want to do that would put them at risk.”
The report found that nearly three-quarters of vets performed unnecessary procedures, while the remaining percent performed more than half of them.
That suggests that vets might perform unnecessary procedures in a way that increases their risk of infection.
It also suggests that if a vet does perform an unnecessary procedure, it’s more likely that the procedure could be treated as a “medical emergency,” which would allow them to get a better deal than the less important procedure.
Dr. Kastens study is one of the first to document the differences in care between vets and patients in the medical tourism field.
“We don’t really know what the exact causes of this are,” he said.
“There are many reasons why the people who are doing this work might be doing this, and some of those reasons are related to the quality of the vet care they provide.
So we’re really trying to understand the underlying biology of why they are doing what they’re doing.”
The study was published in the journal Infection Control and Prevention.
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