Looking forward – February 2017(Comments Off on Looking forward – February 2017)
The ACS’ role as an international organization that meets the needs of surgeons and patients around the world, particularly in the areas of membership, education, quality programs, and surgical capacity building, is the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.
A rural surgeon highlights the benefits associated with practicing in a non-urban setting, such as surgeon autonomy and the opportunity to deliver care to people who reside in your community.
A new approach for advanced gastric cancer: Using PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy
This month’s column describes how new technology may improve outcomes for patients diagnosed with gastric cancer, specifically the use of PET scans as a biomarker of preoperative chemotherapy efficacy.
The scope-of-care requirements for the Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification program, which helps facilities offer a complete range of high-quality services for cardiac patients, is the focus of this month’s column.
The 2016 Annual Pediatric Report of the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB®)—which outlines a variety of issues regarding the current state of care for injured pediatric patients in the U.S. and Canada—is highlighted.
More in this category
- Letters to the Editor
- Looking forward – January 2017
- Impact of SSI reduction strategy after colorectal resection
- Rural surgery: High pressure but rewarding
- Trust: The keystone of the physician-patient relationship
- Surgery versus monitoring and endocrine therapy for low-risk DCIS: The COMET Trial
- New ACS Foundation board members installed
- Annual report provides details on patient safety, quality improvements
- Annual Report 2016: Almost a 10
- Looking forward – December 2016
- The benefits of attending a 2017 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop
- Modifier 25 under fire: Are you using it correctly?
- Second edition of Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery to be published in early 2017
- Operation Giving Back and the ACS Archives offer opportunities for engagement
- Cognitive biases can lead to serious patient safety events