Looking forward – April 2015(Comments Off)
This month’s column summarizes the increasing need for surgical health care professionals to be attentive to perioperative care and the College’s efforts to establish protocols for this phase of patient care.
This month’s column summarizes provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have expired or are set to expire in the near future and offers guidelines for surgeons to advocate for extending key programs.
Models for establishing a new general surgery residency program with a rural focus or expanding a current program are outlined in this month’s column.
The PROSPECT trial for individualized treatment is discussed in this month’s column as is the surgeon’s role in ensuring the success of this trial.
The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum recognized ACS NSQIP with the Eisenberg Award for the quality improvement benefits it provides to hospitals by evaluating surgical outcomes and identifying areas for improvement.
More in this category
- Where’s the fire?
- Looking forward – March 2015
- The ACS motto: What does it really mean?
- Managing medication in ambulatory surgery centers
- Affordable trauma care?
- Looking forward – February 2015
- The benefits of attending a 2015 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop
- ACS develops ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk to assist in billing
- Hospitals continue to improve on surgical care accountability measures
- 2014 Pediatric Report: How severe is it?
- Letters to the Editor
- Looking forward – January 2015
- Guam surgeons face unique challenges
- Surgeons should play leading role in Safety Leadership Rounds
- Annual Report 2014: How severe is it?