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Young surgeons speak up: Stringent OR attire restrictions decrease morale without improving outcomes(Comments Off on Young surgeons speak up: Stringent OR attire restrictions decrease morale without improving outcomes)

October 1, 2016

The results of a study assessing surgeons’ reactions to operating room attire restrictions conducted by the YFA of the ACS are described in this article, as are the possible effects of these restrictions on patient safety.

MIPS: Composite Performance Score Year 1: Weight by Category

The new Medicare physician reimbursement system: Building the Quality Payment Program

This article highlights the early stages of implementation of the Quality Payment Program under the MACRA and how it will likely affect surgical practice.

ACS Committee on Trauma pledges to make zero preventable deaths a reality

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s latest report on translating military medicine experience to civilian trauma care is summarized in this article and suggestions are provided for trauma community collaborations to make zero preventable deaths a reality.


Get out the vote: Make a difference on issues of critical concern to surgery

Candidates and incumbents supported by the ACS Professional Association’s political action committee are the focus of this article, which also summarizes the College’s pre-election education resources.

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Two decades of humanitarian surgical outreach and capacity building in Kurdistan

This article describes the health care issues that affected the people of Kurdistan after decades of Iraqi dictatorship and the role ACS Fellows played in developing a sustainable health care system in this region.

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