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Should your health care system invest in an ambulatory surgery center? A decision-making framework

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November 1, 2017

This article provides suggested guidelines for surgeon leaders and hospital executives who are considering building or buying an ambulatory surgery center and provides a framework for assessing the potential investment opportunity of these centers.

Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS

Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS: 15 years of visionary leadership at the American Board of Surgery

The career and accomplishments of Frank R. Lewis, Jr., MD, FACS, who recently completed a 15-year term as the executive director of the American Board of Surgery, are described, particularly his role in developing surgical education, training, and certification around the world.

A history of health information technology and the future of interoperability

The evolving role of health information technology is outlined, including the challenges associated with achieving interoperability and improved data exchange.

Latin America

Nursing workforce in surgery and trauma care delivery: A global call to action

This article describes how expanding the nursing workforce can improve trauma care in Latin America.

RAS-ACS Symposium essays

RAS-ACS Symposium essays: Residents debate the future of leadership in surgery

The topic of this year’s Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons Symposium was Reframing Surgical Leadership in 2017: Surgeon-Scientist or Surgeon-Advocate? The following are the second place essays submitted on both sides of the debate.


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