Tag Archive for ‘access to care’

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – March 2017

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt describes the College’s commitment to key advocacy initiatives that ensure access to quality care for surgical patients, reduce health care costs, and promote meaningful change.


2015 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons describe the ACA’s effects on access to care

The findings of the 2015 ACS Governors Survey, specifically the benefits and challenges associated with the Affordable Care Act’s efforts to expand access to care, are summarized.

Hugh Agnew Gamble, MD, FACS

Hugh Agnew Gamble, MD, FACS: A legacy to the College

Dr. Gamble’s accomplishments are profiled in this article, including his efforts to improve access to hospital care for all people in the Jim Crow South.

Surgeons from around the globe and at all levels work together and have an exchange in surgical education. Haitian attending surgeon Dr. Marie May Louisfils (center) repairs the cleft lip of a young boy while surgery residents from Canada and Haiti, a Cuban nurse anesthetist, and an American global surgery fellow learn and assist. (Haiti map courtesey of the United Nations.)

Training global surgery fellows

Access to surgical care is a necessary public health provision and, in many people’s opinion, a basic human right. While access to medical care in resource-poor countries has increased with the global health movement, surgical care has largely been neglected.


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