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David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS

Looking forward – June 2021(0)

June 3, 2021

Describes the goals of ACS Quality Verification Program site visits and outlines the four options for individual and hospital systems to participate in the program.


Letters to the Editor

A retiring surgeon offers his perspectives on the challenges and benefits of the surgical profession.

Using the palliative performance scale to increase goals of care conversations

The results of a quality improvement initiative at Rutgers New Jersey University Hospital, Newark, focused on increasing goals of care conversations in older patients with low pre-injury palliative performance scale scores.


Surgical emergencies in advanced cancer patients: How to navigate a perilous time

Seeking input from a patient’s oncologist is key when managing common clinical scenarios in advanced cancer patients.

What surgeons should know about: Reporting new office/outpatient E/M codes

This column addresses frequently asked questions about the new office/outpatient E/M reporting guidelines.


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