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Looking forward – April 2015(Comments Off)

April 1, 2015

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.

Expired and expiring ACA provisions

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.

Rural North Dakota

Responding to the need for rural general surgery training sites: A how-to

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.

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Progress in the PROSPECT trial: Precision treatment for rectal cancer?

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.

Eisenberg Award

Eisenberg Award presented to ACS NSQIP for quality improvement efforts

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.


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