Looking forward – October 2014(Comments Off)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More in this category
- 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
- New draft guideline to prevent SSI
- BYOB helmet
- Looking forward – July 2014
- The ICD-10 delay
- ACS rural listserv: An “underdog” success story