Tag Archive for ‘health care policy’

Importance of surgeon engagement in surgical health policy advocacy

Summarizes the goals of the Surgical Care Coalition, a group of 13 surgical organizations formed in 2020 with the common aim of improving quality of care for all patients through advocacy-related work.

The surgeon’s role in health policy: An introduction

Serving as a busy surgeon or surgical trainee is always a balancing act. Making time to fill a seat on one committee often means leaving an unfilled seat someplace else. Each time a surgeon is unable to attend a meeting leads to less inclusivity at future meetings, as these are often scheduled by, and with […]

Getting started in advocacy and health policy: The ACS can help

Identifies how young surgeons can participate in advocacy and health policy activities, and summarizes issues affecting physicians today, including reimbursement and policy related to information technology.

The teaching prerogative and the role of surgeons in educational health care policy

Describes the importance of protecting and expanding GME in order to ensure quality surgical care and to reduce workforce shortages and highlights the importance of formalized advocacy education.

Surgical societies: Their impact on health policy

Outlines the role of surgical societies in developing health care policy and summarizes current policy initiatives led by the ACS Commission on Cancer, the American Urological Association, and others.

Leveraging the surgeon’s role in health policy to address global road traffic injury

The surgeon’s role in addressing the economic and health burden of road traffic injury worldwide through an evidence-based approach is described.

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding the business of health care and the importance of maintaining appropriate surgical training, particularly during the pandemic.

Dr. Sakran

Dr. Joseph Sakran selected as 2019–2020 RWJF Health Policy Fellow

Dr. Sakran was recently selected as a 2019–2020 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow.

Dr. Hoyt

Looking forward – May 2016

Collaborative quality improvement program, as exemplified by the Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation, the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Collaborative Quality Initiatives program, and the Michigan Value Collaborative are the focus of Dr. Hoyt’s column this month.


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