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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – May 2018(Comments Off on Looking forward – May 2018)

May 1, 2018

Dr. Hoyt describes watershed moments that have supported universal access to quality surgical care and introduces this issue of the Bulletin, which will be disseminated at the  WHA 71.

What Surgeons Should Know About...

The 2018 inpatient-only list

Provides an update on the Medicare inpatient-only list—which refers to procedures identified by CMS as typically provided in the inpatient setting and therefore not paid under OPPS—is provided.

NSQIP Case Studies

Texas Children’s Hospital introduces standardized protocol to reduce pediatric baclofen pump infections

The Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, sought to address a comparatively high rate of implant-related infections by implementing a quality improvement plan following an analysis of pre- and post-protocol implementation outcomes of infection and complication rates.


Duration of adjuvant therapy for stage III colon cancer: No longer one size fits all

Clinical trial findings in the IDEA collaboration are summarized to determine possible duration of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage III colon cancer.

Dr. Gillies

The Great War and the evolution of plastic and reconstructive surgery

The early growth of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and the influence of World War I military tactics on the development of the specialty, are discussed.

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