Looking Forward – November 2014(Comments Off)
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt describes the new ACS Education and Training campaign, launched at Clinical Congress last month, which highlights the College’s array of lifelong learning opportunities.
The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule—which establishes federal fiscal year 2015 policies for Medicare payments to hospitals for inpatient stays—is discussed in this month’s column, along with how the IPPS will affect surgeons.
Advances in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer have led to greatly improved survival rates, especially for patients with liver-only disease. These new approaches have increased the role of surgeons in the management of these patients.
The effectiveness of the Joint Commission Resources Hospital Engagement Network—an initiative to reduce health care-associated infections and conditions including surgical site infections—is described in this month’s column along with best practice recommendations to help reduce these events in the future.
This month’s column examined the occurrence of injuries involving delirium tremens by searching the admissions records in the NTDB dataset for 2013.
More in this category
- Looking forward – October 2014
- The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
- ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule
- QOL concerns in surgical patients: Assessment and intervention
- The Joint Commission reports increase in robotic surgery-related sentinel events
- Unanticipated withdrawal
- Looking forward – September 2014
- Physician Payments Sunshine Act data scheduled for release
- Frequently asked questions about coding for breast surgery
- Treating metastatic prostate cancer now and in the future
- JCI can be a resource for patients receiving care abroad
- Don’t chance it: Use your seatbelt
- Letters to the Editor
- Looking forward – August 2014
- NCDB and ACS-CRP: Working together to develop risk-stratified strategies for surveillance