2020 Subject index

A

ACCESS TO CARE (see: GLOBAL HEALTH CARE)

ACCREDITATION (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

ADVOCACY AND HEALTH POLICY (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Advocacy and Health Policy, and LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (see: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES: Federal)

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS (ACS)

Academy of Master Surgeon Educators

–Apply or nominate a colleague for ACS Academy of Master Surgeons Educators 2020 class, 105, 3:45

Activities

–ACS and APSA address pain control after surgery for children and teens, 105, 1:89
–ACS in the news, 105, 2:80
–ACS issues call to action on racism as a public health crisis: An ethical imperative, 105, 5:98
–Calendar of events, 105, 1:104, 2:96, 3:52, 4:72, 5:116, 6:158
–Newly debuted SESAP 17 Advanced provides in-depth exploration of complex topics, 105, 6:100
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2019 (Weigel), 105, 2:82
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2020 (Weigel), 105, 5:102
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, June 2020 (Weigel), 105, 6:116

Advocacy and Health Policy (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: ACS Professional Association (ACSPA), and LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

–2019 Advocate of the Year offers tips for effective advocacy (Cavanagh), 105, 3:24
–ACS continues to press for a congressional solution to surprise medical bills (Zlatos), 105, 2:25
–Committee on Trauma advocates for improved care of severely injured patients (Chargin, Johnson), 105, 2:32
–Looking forward (Hoyt, Shalgian), 105, 4:8 (effectiveness of ACS advocacy)

Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program

–ACS Clinical Research Program: ACS Clinical Research Program sessions at Clinical Congress 2019: A recap (Hao, Snyder, Francescatti, Roland), 105, 2:48
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Early-stage prostate cancer decision aids for diverse patient populations (Royce, Kim, Boughey, Chen), 105, 4:51
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Ga-68 imaging changes clinical management of GI and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (Clark, Rose, Boughey, Rocha), 105, 5:76
–ACS Clinical Research Program: Modified FOLFIRINOX is superior to gemcitabine as adjuvant therapy for resected pancreatic cancer: The PRODIGE 24/CCTG PA6 Trial (Clarke, Roland, Rocha), 105, 1:76
–ACS Cancer Research Program: New trial aims to settle debate on the intensity of pancreatic cyst surveillance (Snyder, Roland, Boughey, Rocha), 105, 6:73
–ACS Clinical Research Program: What is the National Clinical Trials Network, and how do I join? (Park, Weiss, Francescatti, Dickson-Witmer, Boughey), 105, 3:33
–ALLIANCE A021806 examines perioperative vs. adjuvant chemotherapy for resectable pancreatic cancer (Chawla, Roland, Ferrone), 105, 6:40

ACS Foundation (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Scholarships/fellowships)

ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (see: QUALITY OF CARE)

ACS Professional Association (ACSPA)

–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, October 2019 (Weigel), 105, 2:82
–Report on ACSPA/ACS activities, February 2020 (Weigel), 105, 5:102

Annual meeting (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Clinical Congress)

–Official notice: Annual Business Meeting of Members, American College of Surgeons, 105, 6:98

Archives

–From the Archives: Caring for the Hiroshima Maidens (Wahrman), 105, 3:38
–From the Archives: German influences on U.S. surgery and the founding of the ACS (Clark), 105, 5:89
–From the Archives: Janet Maria Vaughan—An unlikely hero (Schwaitzberg), 105, 6:90
–From the Archives: Jennie Smillie Robertson, MD: One of Canada’s first women surgeons (McLeod, Gardiner), 105, 1:82

Awards

–2019 Advocate of the Year offers tips for effective advocacy (Cavanagh), 105, 3:24
–ACS NSQIP recognizes 88 hospitals for meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care, 105, 1:90
–Applications for Jacobson Award accepted through February 21, 105, 1:93
–Call for nominations for Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award, 105, 4:64
–CoC announces 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award recipients, 105, 4:67
–Dr. Briggs to receive Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award, 105, 6:97
–Dr. Hilary Sanfey to receive 2020 Distinguished Service Award for Exemplary Leadership, 105, 6:95
–Emergency Medical Technicians honor Dr. Hoyt with 2020 Norman McSwain PHTLS Leadership Award, 105, 6:101
–Nominations for 2020 ACS/Pfizer Volunteerism and Humanitarian awards due February 15, 105, 1:101
–Surgeons honored for volunteerism and humanitarian efforts, 105, 6:102

Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons

–Check your inbox for Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 Updates, 105, 4:60
–Letter from the Editor (Schneidman), 105, 5:91
–Letters to the Editor, 105, 2:11, 3:10, 4:13, 5:14

Chapters

–Apply for 2020 international chapter opportunity to develop an ACS-based education course, 105, 1:97
–Chapter news (Moreau, Frankel), 105, 2:90, 4:69, 5:112, 6:131
–Lessons from a virtual chapter annual meeting (Armstrong, Redan, Hart), 105, 5:108

Clinical Congress

–Clinical Congress 2019 highlights, 105, 1:18
–First recipient of Clinical Congress travel award for Student Members reflects on his experience (Visenio), 105, 1:35
–Looking forward (Hoyt), 105, 6:11 (Clinical Congress)
–Should residents unionize? Hear the pros and cons at Clinical Congress 2020 RAS-ACS Symposium, 105, 6:106

Commission on Cancer (see also: CANCER)

–CoC announces 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award recipients, 105, 4:67

Disciplinary actions

–Disciplinary actions taken in 2019, 105, 2:76

Executive Director

–Looking forward (Hoyt), 105, 5:11 (leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic), 6:11 (Clinical Congress)
–Looking forward (Hoyt, Knudson, Elster, Rich), 105, 3:7 (MHSSPACS progress in five years)
–Looking forward (Hoyt, McGovern), 105, 1:8 (ACS culture)
–Looking forward (Hoyt, Shalgian), 105, 4:8 (effectiveness of ACS advocacy)
–Looking forward (Hoyt, Tefera), 105, 2:8 (ACS-COSECSA Surgical Training Collaborative progress)

Fellows and Members (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Awards and HISTORY)

–A tribute to Robert N. McClelland, MD, FACS, founder of SRGS (Turner, Weigelt, Bergen, Blair, Sachdeva), 105, 3:12

Governors, Board of

–2019 ACS Governors Survey: ACS Governors address regulatory environment and its effects on surgical practices (Welsh, Abdel Aziz, Paramo, Kirby, Jeyarajah, DuCoin, Murthy, Smith, Butsch), 105, 6:44
–2019 ACS Governors Survey: ACS Governors: Bidirectional communication ambassadors (Butsch, Welsh, Abdel Aziz, Paramo, Kirby, Jeyarajah, DuCoin, Murthy, Smith, Lohr), 105, 5:46
–2019 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons wanted: Workforce challenges in health care (Welsh, Abdel Aziz, Paramo, Kirby, Jeyarajah, Butsch, DuCoin, Lohr, Murthy), 105, 5:40
–Board of Governors Pillars continue to make your voice heard (Weigel), 105, 6:124

History (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Archives)

–A tribute to Robert N. McClelland, MD, FACS, founder of SRGS (Turner, Weigelt, Bergen, Blair, Sachdeva), 105, 3:12

In memoriam (see also: IN MEMORIAM)

–ACS remembers Howard M. Snyder III, MD, FACS, trailblazer in pediatric urology, 105, 5:94

Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)

–Coming next month in JACS and online now, 105, 1:102, 2:77, 3:43, 4:62

Medical Student Members

–First recipient of Clinical Congress travel award for Student Members reflects on his experience (Visenio), 105, 1:35

Meetings

–Calendar of events, 105, 1:104, 2:96, 3:52, 4:72, 5:116, 6:158
–Participate in the 2020 Leadership & Advocacy Summit (Frankel, Oehmen, O’Boyle), 105, 2:71
–Register now to participate in 2020 annual ACS Surgical Simulation Summit, 105, 2:79
–Submit abstracts for 2020 ACS Quality and Safety Conference by February 2, 105, 1:91
–TQIP annual meeting identifies new approaches to trauma care (Peregrin), 105, 2:61
–Watch or review ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL sessions through October 31, 105, 6:107

Membership and member benefits

–Your ACS benefits: College offers resources for individuals who experience IPV (Mohan), 105, 6:84
–Your ACS benefits: SSR helps surgeons track outcomes for reporting purposes (Langenscheidt), 105, 4:61

Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons (MHSSPACS) (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Trauma)

–Looking forward (Hoyt, Knudson, Elster, Rich), 105, 3:7 (MHSSPACS progress in five years)

National Cancer Database (NCDB)

–NCDB cancer bytes: Biliary tract cancers: NCDB role in rare malignancy (Hoshi), 105, 2:51
–NCDB cancer bytes: Neoadjuvant and perioperative chemotherapy for localized pancreatic cancer: Leveraging small and large databases in the absence of Level 1 evidence (Fitzgerald), 105, 5:79
–NCDB cancer bytes: Trends in perioperative treatment of gastric cancer 2004–2017: An NCDB analysis (Ramdas, Lowe), 105, 6:76

National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP®)

–ACS NSQIP recognizes 88 hospitals for meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care, 105, 1:90
–Apply for 2020 International ACS NSQIP Scholarships, 105, 1:95

Officers and Staff

–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 105, 1:66
–Call for nominations for ACS Officers-Elect and ACS Board of Regents, 105, 1:99, 6:114
–J. Wayne Meredith, MD, FACS, MCCM, to be installed as 2020–2021 ACS President, 105, 6:92
–New ACS Director of Integrated Communications brings 20 years of experience to role, 105, 3:41

Operation Giving Back (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Awards and VOLUNTEERISM)

2019 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars describe how they and their patients benefit from the scholarships: Part I (Bell, Tefera), 105, 5:51

Quality Programs

–ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence benefit from access to outcomes measures and mentors (Bilimoria, Merkow, Ko), 105, 1:86
–ACS quality and safety case studies: ERAS leads to reduced length of stay for geriatric joint replacement patients (Southgate, Calvert, Kroger, Lutfiyya, Lovell), 105, 1:70
–ACS quality and safety case studies: Hospital-based preoperative clinic applies ERAS and Strong for Surgery guidelines to optimize patients for surgery (Davis, Hurst, DuBois, Mills, Davis), 105, 2:44
–ACS quality and safety case studies: Keep calm and stay out of the ICU: A comprehensive approach to reducing unplanned ICU admissions (Frank, Lewis, Magnotta, Guzzi, Clark, Mitchell), 105, 4:54
–ACS quality and safety case studies: Managing postoperative pain while limiting opioid prescriptions (Tedesco, Mayo), 105, 6:68
–ACS quality and safety case studies: Postoperative pain and nausea protocols decrease LOS without increasing readmissions after laparoscopic gastric bypass (Tannouri, Kavic, Rasko, Kligman), 105, 3:28
–AHRQ Safety Program for ISCR expands scope to include emergency general surgery in 2020 (Wick, Fischer, McSwine, Yuan), 105, 1:12
–Michigan hospital participates in first pilot site visit for new ACS rural surgery verification program (Puls), 105, 4:29
–New ACS-led verification program aims to improve care for rural surgical patients (Puls, Hughes, Sarap, Caropreso, Nakayama, Welsh), 105, 4:24
–Quality as a program, not a measure: An opportunity for health insurers to value quality as a comprehensive program (Sage, Opelka, Ko), 105, 6:58
–The role of the site reviewer: Ensuring patient-centered standards for optimal patient outcomes (Peregrin), 105, 5:16
–Watch or review ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL sessions through October 31, 105, 6:107
–Your ACS benefits: SSR helps surgeons track outcomes for reporting purposes (Langenscheidt), 105, 4:61

Regents, Board of

–ACS Officers, Regents, and Board of Governors’ Executive Committee, 105, 1:66
–Dr. Beth H. Sutton elected Chair of ACS Board of Regents, 105, 1:85

Research and Optimal Patient Care (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Quality Programs and QUALITY OF CARE)

–ACS Clinical Scholars in Residence benefit from access to outcomes measures and mentors (Bilimoria, Merkow, Ko), 105, 1:86
–Announcing the new Cancer Surgery Standards Program (Katz, Hunt, Nelson, Francescatti), 105, 5:92

Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS) (see also: EDUCATION AND TRAINING)

–From residency to retirement: ACS offers opportunities for increased specialty resident participation in the College (Randhawa, Hernandez), 105, 5:87
–RAS Communications Committee Essay Contest: Cut it out: Changing the status quo (Goodman), 105, 2:42
–Should residents unionize? Hear the pros and cons at Clinical Congress 2020 RAS-ACS Symposium, 105, 6:106

Scholarships/fellowships

–2019 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars describe how they and their patients benefit from the scholarships: Part I (Bell, Tefera), 105, 5:51
–2019 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars describe how they and their patients benefit from the scholarships: Part II (Bell, Tefera), 105, 6:50
–2020 Nizar N. Oweida, MD, FACS, Scholarships available, 105, 1:94
–ACS and MacLean Center offer fellowships in surgical ethics, 105, 2:72, 3:45
–ACS offering 2020 international scholarships for surgical education, 105, 2:94
–Apply for 2020 International ACS NSQIP Scholarships, 105, 1:95
–Apply for ACS/AAST International Scholarship 2020, 105, 1:97
–Apply for Gerald B. Healy, MD, FACS, Traveling Mentorship Fellowship, 105, 3:50, 4:68
–Associate Fellows: Apply for new ACS fellowship in geriatric surgery, 105, 3:47

Statements
–Statement on the Importance of Pregnancy, Parental Leave, and Workplace Accommodations for Surgical Residents and Fellows, 105, 6:66
–Statement on Suicide Prevention, 105, 4:49

Surgeon education and training programs (see: EDUCATION AND TRAINING)

Trauma (see also: TRAUMA)

–ACS COT participates in study to develop comparative data on trauma care organization (Bost, Ball, Sanddal, Dodd, Utecht, Winchell, Brochhausen), 105, 4:43
–Committee on Trauma advocates for improved care of severely injured patients (Chargin, Johnson), 105, 2:32
–TQIP annual meeting identifies new approaches to trauma care (Peregrin), 105, 2:61

Young Fellows Association (YFA)
–YFA Communications Committee Essay Contest winner: Transitioning to mid-practice: Trust me: “I have been doing this for a while” (Said), 105, 6:64

AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (AMA)

AMA House of Delegates interim meeting tackles health care issues (Turner, Sutton), 105, 2:73

B

BLEEDING CONTROL (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Trauma and TRAUMA)

C

CANCER (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Commission on Cancer and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: National Cancer Database [NCDB] and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Research and Optimal Patient Care)

The evolution of lung cancer surgery contributes to the sharpest drop in overall cancer mortality in the U.S. (Raad), 105, 4:34
Genetic testing for all breast cancer patients: Is this becoming a reality? (Weiss, Kuerer, Boughey), 105, 1:59
Young-onset colorectal cancer: American Cancer Society issues new screening guidelines (Morris, You, Sullivan), 105, 2:38

CLINICAL TRIALS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Alliance/ACS Clinical Research Program)

COMMUNICATIONS

2019 ACS Governors Survey: ACS Governors: Bidirectional communication ambassadors (Butsch, Welsh, Abdel Aziz, Paramo, Kirby, Jeyarajah, DuCoin, Murthy, Smith, Lohr), 105, 5:46
COVID-19
Check your inbox for Bulletin: ACS COVID-19 Updates, 105, 4:60
Community hospital’s losing battle with COVID-19: A surgery resident’s account (Gauthier), 105, 5:67
Expansion of telemedicine may be the greatest benefit of the COVID-19 pandemic (Latifi), 105, 6:53
Filling the gap: Using 3-D printing to overcome critical equipment shortages during the COVID-19 crisis (Lammers, Eckert, Bingham), 105, 5:64
Letter from the Editor (Schneidman), 105, 5:91
A look at The Joint Commission: Recommendations pour in as surgeons navigate COVID-19 pandemic (Pellegrini), 105, 5:83
Looking forward (Hoyt), 105, 5:11 (leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic)

CURRENT PROCEDURAL TERMINOLOGY (CPT) (see: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT and REIMBURSEMENT)

D

DIVERSITY IN SURGERY (see also: WOMEN IN SURGERY)

Death of Dr. Isaac Burrell inspired black hospital movement (Liu, Howe, Nussbaum), 105, 4:17

E

EDITORIAL

From residency to retirement: Databases: Where math meets medicine (Brennan), 105, 4:11
Letters to the Editor, 105, 2:11, 3:10, 4:13, 5:14
Looking forward (Hoyt), 105, 5:11 (leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic), 6:11 (Clinical Congress)
Looking forward (Hoyt, Knudson, Elster, Rich), 105, 3:7 (MHSSPACS progress in five years)
Looking forward (Hoyt, McGovern), 105, 1:8 (ACS culture)
Looking forward (Hoyt, Shalgian), 105, 4:8 (effectiveness of ACS advocacy)
Looking forward (Hoyt, Tefera), 105, 2:8 (ACS-COSECSA Surgical Training Collaborative progress)

EDUCATION AND TRAINING (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons)

From residency to retirement: ACS offers opportunities for increased specialty resident participation in the College (Randhawa, Hernandez), 105, 5:87
Looking forward (Hoyt, Tefera), 105, 2:8 (ACS-COSECSA Surgical Training Collaborative progress)
Newly debuted SESAP 17 Advanced provides in-depth exploration of complex topics, 105, 6:100
The Surgical Metrics Project: What was achieved, and where is it headed? (Pugh, Goll, Witt, Mohamadipanah, Wise), 105, 5:25

ETHICS

ACS and MacLean Center offer fellowships in surgical ethics, 105, 2:72, 3:45
ACS issues call to action on racism as a public health crisis: An ethical imperative, 105, 5:98

F

FIREARM INJURY PREVENTION (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Trauma and ETHICS and TRAUMA)

G

GERIATRIC SURGERY

ACS quality and safety case studies: Virtual acute care for older patients reduces hospital length of stay (Morris, Wood, Simmons, Biswal, James, Vickers, Russell, Booth, Flood), 105, 5:71

GLOBAL HEALTH CARE

Global Surgical and Medical Support Group helps Kurds develop self-sustaining health care system (Ginzburg, Epstein), 105, 3:18

GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS (see: THE JOINT COMMISSION)

H

HEALTH CARE REFORM (see: LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES and REIMBURSEMENT)

HISTORY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Archives)

Death of Dr. Isaac Burrell inspired black hospital movement (Liu, Howe, Nussbaum), 105, 4:17
Memoir recounts “golden age” of surgical innovation Dr. Wangensteen led at University of Minnesota, 105, 5:99
From residency to retirement: A surgeon’s Woodstock (Schiff), 105, 2:57
Surgeons appointed by Spanish royalty contributed to development of oldest U.S. city: St. Augustine, FL (Ehrhardt, O’Leary), 105, 5:31

I

IN MEMORIAM (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: In memoriam)

–ACS mourns the passing of Francis Robicsek, MD, PhD, FACS, a dedicated humanitarian surgeon, 105, 5:96
–ACS mourns passing of Dr. Stanley J. Dudrick, pioneer in parenteral nutrition, 105, 3:42

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

Silent no more: Intimate partner violence and our surgical colleagues (Oppenheimer-Velez, Labiner, McCoy, Sas, Sims), 105, 6:14
Surgeons’ guide to intimate partner violence in the era of COVID-19 (Cohen, Renner, Clark, Shriver), 105, 6:21
Your ACS benefits: College offers resources for individuals who experience IPV (Mohan), 105, 6:84

J

THE JOINT COMMISSION

A look at The Joint Commission: I COUGH provides blueprint for sustainable quality improvement (Pellegrini), 105, 6:82
A look at The Joint Commission: Improving professionalism among physicians and surgeons (Pellegrini), 105, 4:58
A look at The Joint Commission: Joint Commission resources available to detect, prevent workplace violence (Pellegrini), 105, 3:36
A look at The Joint Commission: New Speak Up campaign focuses on patients’ rights (Pellegrini), 105, 1:80
A look at The Joint Commission: Recommendations pour in as surgeons navigate COVID-19 pandemic (Pellegrini), 105, 5:83
A look at The Joint Commission: Revisiting To Err Is Human 20 years later (Pellegrini), 105, 2:55

L

LEADERSHIP
Looking forward (Hoyt), 105, 5:11 (leadership in the COVID-19 pandemic)

LEGISLATIVE AND GOVERNMENT ISSUES (see also: REIMBURSEMENT)

Federal

–2019 ACS Governors Survey: ACS Governors address regulatory environment and its effects on surgical practices (Welsh, Abdel Aziz, Paramo, Kirby, Jeyarajah, DuCoin, Murthy, Smith, Butsch), 105, 6:44
–What to expect from the 2020 Quality Payment Program (Jeffcoat, Murray, Sage), 105, 1:48
State
–Surprise billing, trauma, and cancer top state legislative agendas in 2020 (Johnson), 105, 5:58

M

MEDICARE/MEDICAID (see: REIMBURSEMENT)

MILITARY SURGERY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons [MHSSPACS] and TRAUMA)

O

OPIOIDS (see: PATIENT SAFETY)

OUTCOMES (see: QUALITY OF CARE)

P

PALLIATIVE CARE (see: PATIENT SAFETY)

PATIENT SAFETY (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Quality Programs and THE JOINT COMMISSION and QUALITY OF CARE)

ACS and APSA address pain control after surgery for children and teens, 105, 1:89
ACS quality and safety case studies: Managing postoperative pain while limiting opioid prescriptions (Tedesco, Mayo), 105, 6:68

PEDIATRIC SURGERY

ACS and APSA address pain control after surgery for children and teens, 105, 1:89
Understanding gaps in pediatric surgery care in rural environments and forging a path forward (Fallat, Skarsgard, Fanelli, Azarow, Deveney), 105, 6:26

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, and THE JOINT COMMISSION, and QUALITY OF CARE)

PHYSICIAN WELL-BEING

The end-of-history illusion and the aging surgeon (Alverdy), 105, 6:34
Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: Recapturing the joy of surgery (Scott-Conner), 105, 2:13
Statement on the Importance of Pregnancy, Parental Leave, and Workplace Accommodations for Surgical Residents and Fellows, 105, 6:66

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT (see also: REIMBURSEMENT)

Expansion of telemedicine may be the greatest benefit of the COVID-19 pandemic (Latifi), 105, 6:53
Statement on the Importance of Pregnancy, Parental Leave, and Workplace Accommodations for Surgical Residents and Fellows, 105, 6:66

PROFESSIONALISM

A look at The Joint Commission: Improving professionalism among physicians and surgeons (Pellegrini), 105, 4:58
From residency to retirement: Winning the lottery (Brennan), 105, 1:10
Olga M. Jonasson, MD, Lecture: Recapturing the joy of surgery (Scott-Conner), 105, 2:13

Q

QUALITY OF CARE (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: ACS National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Quality Programs, and THE JOINT COMMISSION, and RURAL SURGERY)

ACS quality and safety case studies: Virtual acute care for older patients reduces hospital length of stay (Morris, Wood, Simmons, Biswal, James, Vickers, Russell, Booth, Flood), 105, 5:71
A call into the distance: How quality review can change a rural cancer patient’s outcome (Aaland, Luk), 105, 5:55
From residency to retirement: Databases: Where math meets medicine (Brennan), 105, 4:11
The role of the site reviewer: Ensuring patient-centered standards for optimal patient outcomes (Peregrin), 105, 5:16
Quality as a program, not a measure: An opportunity for health insurers to value quality as a comprehensive program (Sage, Opelka, Ko), 105, 6:58

R

REGULATORY ISSUES (see: LEGISLATIVE/GOVERNMENT ISSUES)

REIMBURSEMENT (see also: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT)

2020 CPT coding changes (Smith, McNally, Nagle), 105, 1:41
The 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practices (Foe, Mujumdar), 105, 1:37
What to expect from the 2020 Quality Payment Program (Jeffcoat, Murray, Sage), 105, 1:48

RESIDENTS (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS), and EDUCATION AND TRAINING)

RURAL SURGEONS

A call into the distance: How quality review can change a rural cancer patient’s outcome (Aaland, Luk), 105, 5:55
Michigan hospital participates in first pilot site visit for new ACS rural surgery verification program (Puls), 105, 4:29
New ACS-led verification program aims to improve care for rural surgical patients (Puls, Hughes, Sarap, Caropreso, Nakayama, Welsh), 105, 4:24
Understanding gaps in pediatric surgery care in rural environments and forging a path forward (Fallat, Skarsgard, Fanelli, Azarow, Deveney), 105, 6:26

S

SOCIAL MEDIA

From residency to retirement: The SoMe4Trauma experience: Sailing the seven C’s (AlHasan), 105, 6:86

SURPRISE BILLING

ACS continues to press for a congressional solution to surprise medical bills (Zlatos), 105, 2:25

T

TECHNOLOGY (see also: EDUCATION AND TRAINING)

ACS quality and safety case studies: Virtual acute care for older patients reduces hospital length of stay (Morris, Wood, Simmons, Biswal, James, Vickers, Russell, Booth, Flood), 105, 5:71
Expansion of telemedicine may be the greatest benefit of the COVID-19 pandemic (Latifi), 105, 6:53
Filling the gap: Using 3-D printing to overcome critical equipment shortages during the COVID-19 crisis (Lammers, Eckert, Bingham), 105, 5:64

TRAUMA (see also: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Military Health System Strategic Partnership American College of Surgeons [MHSSPACS] and AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Trauma)

Committee on Trauma advocates for improved care of severely injured patients (Chargin, Johnson), 105, 2:32
From residency to retirement: The SoMe4Trauma experience: Sailing the seven C’s (AlHasan), 105, 6:86

V

VALUE-BASED CARE (see: QUALITY OF CARE and REIMBURSEMENT)

VOLUNTEERISM

Surgeons honored for volunteerism and humanitarian efforts, 105, 6:102

W

WOMEN IN SURGERY

2019 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars describe how they and their patients benefit from the scholarships: Part I (Bell, Tefera), 105, 5:51
2019 ACS-COSECSA Women Scholars describe how they and their patients benefit from the scholarships: Part II (Bell, Tefera), 105, 6:50
Call for nominations for Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award, 105, 4:64
Dr. Briggs to receive Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Inspiring Women in Surgery Award, 105, 6:97
From the Archives: Jennie Smillie Robertson, MD: One of Canada’s first women surgeons (McLeod, Gardiner), 105, 1:82

WORKFORCE ISSUES

2019 ACS Governors Survey: Surgeons wanted: Workforce challenges in health care (Welsh, Abdel Aziz, Paramo, Kirby, Jeyarajah, Butsch, DuCoin, Lohr, Murthy), 105, 5:40
The end-of-history illusion and the aging surgeon (Alverdy), 105, 6:34

Y

YOUNG SURGEONS (see: AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS), AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS: Young Fellows Association, and EDUCATION AND TRAINING)

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