Looking Forward – December 2014(Comments Off)
In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt provides a summary of ACS achievements from his 2014 annual report.
Updates to A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals—a free guide from The Joint Commission—are featured in this month’s column including the role of the surgeon in preventing health care-associated infections and surgical site infections.
This month’s column examined the occurrence of injuries that include blunt bladder rupture in the NTDB dataset for 2013.
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.
More in this category
- Colorectal cancer metastatic to the liver: Making the unresectable resectable
- Hospital Engagement Networks target surgical site infections
- The DTs: Delirium tremens
- 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