Looking forward – January 2017(Comments Off on Looking forward – January 2017)
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt reflects on his seven years as ACS Executive Director, including the College’s key accomplishments in that timeframe and future goals of the organization.
A nurse at Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island, NY, describes how that institution reduced surgical site infection for colorectal surgery by taking precautions at all phases of care, from prehospital to postoperative.
The challenges of practicing in a rural setting, including professional isolation, are explored in this month’s column.
Trust is the basis for a productive physician-patient according to Dr. Pellegrini, who summarizes his John J. Conley Ethics and Philosophy Lecture presented at Clinical Congress 2016.
The COMET Trial—a prospective randomized study aimed at assessing the risks and benefits associated with active surveillance versus guideline concordant care for patients with low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ—is the focus of this month’s column.
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- 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
- Don’t sugarcoat it
- Looking forward – November 2016
- Improving rectal cancer outcomes through advocacy, education, and research: The OSTRiCh Consortium and the new NAPRC
- Planned giving: A powerful legacy
- Ernest Amory Codman Award honoree furthers quality improvement mission
- Guns and the golden years