Archive for July, 2017
Dr. Hoyt describes the College’s efforts to provide members of the surgical patient care team with the resources necessary to improve outcomes, including the Quality and Safety Conference, and the release of Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety.
The Clinical Congress Preliminary Program offers an overview of Postgraduate Courses, Named Lectures, and other information related to Clinical Congress 2017, October 22–26 in San Diego, CA.
The surgeon’s role in addressing the U.S. opioid crisis is described, as are the College’s efforts to educate policymakers, providers, and patients about opioid abuse prevention.
Lawrence N. Shulman, MD, FACP—the first medical oncologist to Chair the ACS Commission on Cancer—is profiled.
Latin America Indicator Research Coalition examines prehospital care using a trauma systems application of LCoGS indicator 1
This article describes how the Latin America Indicator Research Coalition is improving trauma care in Colombia, specifically by examining the link between LCoGS Indicator 1 and prehospital care.
Julie A. Freischlag, MD, FACS, FRCSEd(Hon), a vascular surgeon and prolific surgeon-scientist, is the latest physician to be profiled in this ongoing series.
Surgeons’ views on health policy and advocacy-related issues and their potential effect on general surgery practice, based on the findings of the 2016 ACS Governors Survey, are summarized.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is collecting claims-based data on postoperative visits provided in the 10- and 90-day global period.
Information regarding nine new codes for reporting dialysis circuit interventions is provided.
A surgeon-led program in Montana helps rural surgeons with limited resources provide patients with local access to surgical care.
Medical students who participated in the Medical Student Program at Clinical Congress 2016 describe the benefits of participating in this opportunity, and a new program for surgeons who are interested in sponsoring a medical student’s participation is introduced.
Gastric cancer is a significant cause of cancer morbidity and mortality in the U.S., with an estimated 26,370 new cases and 10,730 deaths in 2016.1 The incidence of gastric cancer is rising, particularly proximal tumors, and among young (< 40 years old) Caucasians, who have experienced a nearly 70 percent increase in the incidence of […]
The political implications of President Johnson’s gallbladder surgery in 1965 are described.
The important role of mentors and the contributions that ACS Fellows made to the ACS Foundation on National Doctors’ Day this year in honor of are described.
Solutions for complying with office-based surgery standards, specifically those related to clinical privileges and infection control, are summarized.
The inaugural “National Cancer Database (NCDB) cancer bytes” column describes how the database will be used to summarize emerging trends in cancer care.
This month’s column examines the occurrence of amusement park-related injuries in the National Trauma Data Bank® (NTDB®) research dataset.
A letter regarding a recent article published in the Bulletin and the author’s response are featured.
Inaugural Chapter Officer Leadership Program promotes best practices for effective chapter management
More than 30 Chapter Officers attended a new program designed specifically for them at the ACS 2017 Leadership & Advocacy Summit.
The Society of Surgical Chairs Women’s Committee hosted a leadership symposium for 40 women surgeons April 18–19, immediately preceding the annual meeting of the American Surgical Association.