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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – March 2019(0)

March 1, 2019

The importance of a value-based system of care is the focus of this month’s column—not only reduce health care spending but to improve patient outcomes

NSQIP Case Studies

Dedicated pre- and postoperative unit leads to fasttrack pathway for noncomplicated pediatric appendicitis

The results of implementing an enhanced recovery protocol for noncomplicated pediatric appendicitis at Levine Children’s Hospital, Charlotte, NC, are summarized.


Atezolizumab in the adjuvant treatment of stage III colon cancer: Can PD-L1 inhibition improve survival?

The study design for the ATOMIC trial (Alliance A021502), a randomized phase III study examining atezolizumab treatment of stage III colon cancer, is described.

John Staige Davis

The book that established plastic surgery in the U.S.

Marking the 100th anniversary of Plastic Surgery: Its Principles and Practice, this month’s column looks at the development of this textbook as it relates to the evolution of the subspecialty of plastic surgery.

The Joint Commission

A look at The Joint Commission: Sentinel Event Alert focuses on developing a reporting culture by learning from close calls

This month’s column examines the development of a culture of safety specifically through the analysis of reporting close calls in patient care.

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