Archive for January, 2018
Dr. Hoyt describes how Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety fosters a culture of quality and safety.
The 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practices
This article summarizes provisions in the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule that are relevant to general surgery and its related specialties.
Changes to Current Procedural Terminology codes and an overview of related reporting information are described.
The theme of the 2017 RAS-ACS annual Communications Committee essay contest was Be True to the Profession; Be True to Yourself.
Robert A. Swendiman, MD, MPP, the 2017 RAS Communications Committee essay winner, describes how taking time to heal after the loss of a child led him to struggle with the decision to put his personal life first.
This Clinical Congress 2017 wrap-up summarizes key events at the annual meeting, including the Convocation Ceremony, Named Lectures, and award winners and honorees.
The 2017-2018 Officers, Regents, and B/G Executive Committee are listed .
The following revised Statement on Diversity was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.
The following Statement on Maintaining Surgical Access with a Locum Tenens Surgeon was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.
The following Statement on Social Media was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.
The following Statement on the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act was approved by the Board of Regents at its October 2017 meeting in San Diego, CA.
Researchers at South Miami Hospital, FL, conducted a quality improvement project to determine best practices for reducing surgical site infections by enhancing preoperative patient skin antisepsis.
Challenges resulting from small hospital closures are summarized, as are solutions to sustain these facilities.
Lessons learned from a trauma surgeon who was sued for a lack of “reasonable care and diligence,” including his experiences during the trial process, are shared.
An educational program developed jointly by the ACS CRP and the Society of Surgical Oncology provides surgeons with the tools they need to actively participate in clinical trials
The assassination of President James A. Garfield and the lessons learned from this event are the focus of this month’s column.
Practical advice for estate and will planning is summarized.
An auditing process showing the benefits of enhanced recovery pathway programs, including reduced length of stay for patients, is described.
Strategies for preventing ultraviolet exposure in younger populations are explored.
The 2017 Annual Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®)—an updated analysis of the largest aggregation of U.S. and Canadian trauma registry data—is highlighted.