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Looking forward – October 2014(Comments Off)

October 1, 2014

The legacy and accomplishments of Thomas R. Russell, MD, FACS, former ACS Executive Director who died on August 4, are the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.

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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

This column discusses the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s focus on patient-centered care, comparative effectiveness research, and research funding. It also provides information on how surgeons can get involved.

ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule

This month’s column provides an overview of the 96-hour rule and the ACS’ efforts to develop a legislative solution to repeal the law.

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QOL concerns in surgical patients: Assessment and intervention

Deficits in perioperative quality of life and rehabilitation programs are described in this article, as are practical interventions for integrating the patient’s perspective into care management.

The Joint Commission reports increase in robotic surgery-related sentinel events

Although current robotic surgery systems are designed to minimize potential patient harm, The Joint Commission provides recommendation on actions surgeons and health care institutions can take to further reduce risks.


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