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Surgery in Maryland: Guidelines for navigating health care reform(Comments Off on Surgery in Maryland: Guidelines for navigating health care reform)

August 1, 2016

This column describes Maryland’s health care reform efforts, including the implementation of an all-payor rate system and state-wide budgets overseen by a central state commission, which may serve as a model for other states seeking to lower costs and improve quality.

ACS Surgeon Workforce Subcommittee develops Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons

The Onboarding Checklist for Surgeons—a summary of action items for consideration by a new surgeon and the partner, group, or hospital employer—is the focus of this month’s column.

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Surgical skills competitions at ACS chapter meetings can increase resident engagement

This month’s column describes surgical skills competitions and their role in increasing resident involvement at the Massachusetts Chapter of the ACS annual meeting.

The defeat of Proposition 46 in California: A case study of successful surgeon advocacy

This month’s column summarizes the role of California surgeons in defeating Proposition 46 and offers guidelines for a successful grassroots advocacy campaign.

Big data and GME: Expanding the scope of patient safety and QI training

This month’s column explores big data as it relates to enhancing graduate medical education, specifically how studying this information increases residents’ sense of ownership over the development of quality improvement initiatives.


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