2003

We have compiled past issues of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons and listed features for each issue. You can view the additional content and full issues of the Bulletin by clicking on the month or cover image.

Bulletin January 2003January

Volume 88, Issue 1

  • IOM reports err regarding peer review confidentiality
  • Ohio Chapter surveys members on professional liability issues
  • Recent trends in Medicaid: Implications for surgeons



Bulletin February 2003February

Volume 88, Issue 2

  • Easing the transition to retirement: When, where, how?
  • CPT changes in 2003: An overview
  • “Whither goest?”: A look at Britain’s National Health Service



Bulletin March 2003March

Volume 88, Issue 3

  • What price commitment? Point/counterpoint
  • What price commitment?
  • Counterpoint: What price commitment?
  • Dr. Trunkey’s response to Dr. Mabry’s counterpoint
  • Dr. Mabry: The last word
  • The quality imperative: New tools and expanded responsibilities for surgeons
  • Surgical technology: A perspective from the FDA
  • Ten specialty boards report accomplishments and plans: Part I
  • ACS Officers and Regents



Bulletin April 2003April

Volume 88, Issue 4

  • Office of Evidence-Based Surgery charts course for improved system of care
  • Surgical lifestyles: Dual-surgeon households strive to balance work, family, play
  • Surgical lifestyles: Surgeons redefine “family practice”
  • Prospects for the 108th Congress
  • Ten specialty boards report accomplishments and plans: Part II



Bulletin May 2003May

Volume 88, Issue 5

  • Training the rural surgeon: A proposal
  • Training in rural surgery: A resident’s perspective
  • Trauma Awareness Month offers opportunity to boost support
  • When a surgeon becomes a patient



Bulletin June 2003June

Volume 88, Issue 6

  • The ripple effects of the medical liability crisis
  • Surgical physician assistants help solve contemporary problems
  • Doomed from the start: The privatization of Medicare
  • ACS Officers and Regents



Bulletin July 2003July

Volume 88, Issue 7

  • Surgical lifestyles: Going the distance in the OR and in athletics
  • State affairs: A mid-year update
  • 2003 Clinical Congress preliminary program



Bulletin August 2003August

Volume 88, Issue 8

  • Health care and competition law and policy
  • Disaster and mass casualty management: A comment on the ACS position statement
  • Statement on disaster and mass casualty management
  • Motion pictures and the College: A history of “learning by seeing”



Bulletin September 2003September

Volume 88, Issue 9

  • Trauma services: Coding for optimal practice management
  • Program increases medical student interest in surgical careers
  • Governors’ Committee on Chapter Activities: Update
  • Statement on safety belt laws and enforcement



Bulletin October 2003October

Volume 88, Issue 10

  • Expert witnesses caught in a moral and ethical dilemma
  • ACS Health Policy Steering Committee sets the course for surgery
  • The American College of Surgeons at 90



Bulletin November 2003November

Volume 88, Issue 11

  • “Devil Docs” in Iraq tell their story
  • Workforce trends and access to surgical care: We need your perspective
  • Specialty hospitals and the Stark Act
  • In their own words: The role of the compliance officer



Bulletin December 2003December

Volume 88, Issue 12

  • Presidential Address: You can make a difference
  • Is your state prepared to respond to trauma?
  • Clinical Congress 2003: Highlights
  • Fistula Hospital restores health and hope to Ethiopian women
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Regents
  • Report of the Chair of the Board of Governors
  • Report of the Executive Director
  • ACS Officers and Regents

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