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Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety

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

January 6, 2018

Dr. Hoyt describes how Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety fosters a culture of quality and safety.

NSQIP Case Studies

South Miami Hospital implements strategies for prevention of SSI in bariatric surgery

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.

Figure 1. Rural hospital closures January 2005 to December 2016

Small hospital closures mean loss of access to care

Challenges resulting from small hospital closures are summarized, as are solutions to sustain these facilities.

Surgeons in the OR

A trauma surgeon on trial

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.


Clinical trials for surgeons: Hurdles and opportunities

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

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