Dispatches from rural surgeons
Two locum tenens systems, one in Canada and one in the U.S., provide locoregional solutions for rural surgical call coverage.
The ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery’s efforts to stimulate enhanced interest in rural surgery among medical students are summarized.
The role of critical access hospitals in providing access to health care in rural areas is assessed, along with the financial benefits of facilities.
An overview of the conflicting data on the shortage of rural surgeons and potential solutions to the dilemma are the focus of this month’s column.
Challenges resulting from small hospital closures are summarized, as are solutions to sustain these facilities.
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- ACS advocacy efforts in 2017 that will affect rural surgery
- RS3—the Montana Rural Surgery Support System—is a model for surgical care in rural CAHs
- Diamonds in the rough—a case for rural surgery rotations
- Rural surgery: High pressure but rewarding
- Rural surgery and the volume dilemma
- The joy of teaching as a rural surgeon
- Skills course helps rural surgeons stay current
- ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery hard at work
- Improving access to surgical care in rural America: An interview with J. David Richardson
- The North Dakota Rural Surgery Support Program: Providing surgical services to communities in need
- Responding to the need for rural general surgery training sites: A how-to
- Guam surgeons face unique challenges
- ACS intervenes to resolve questions about the 96-hour rule
- ACS rural listserv: An “underdog” success story
- Rural surgery is a global issue: The perspective of an Argentine surgeon