Tag Archive for ‘patient care’

Journal Study Examines Postdischarge Disparities for Non-English Proficient Patients

Summarizes the findings of a study that underscores the critical role clear communication plays in patient care, particularly for patients with limited English proficiency.

New Surgical Palliative Care Society aims to build community, alleviate suffering

This article summarizes the function and form of the Surgical Palliative Care Society and the role of the CS in promulgating principles of surgical palliative care.

The sun always rises after a dreadful, stormy night

The virtual commencement address delivered by Dr. Hussain to the 2020 graduation class of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences, OH, describes the role of young physicians in an ever-evolving world.

We need to talk: Study highlights effort to overcome language barriers in surgical patient care

This article focuses on the results of the Clinician Cultural and Linguistic Assessment and the benefits for enhanced patient care by residents who are multilingual.

Dr. Schiff at a hospital in Shemya, 1947

A surgeon’s Woodstock

The selfless actions of a surgeon who treated patients at the iconic Woodstock Festival underscore the range of surgical skills and compassion that surgeons of all generations would benefit from possessing.

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Join ACS and HBS leaders July 19 for unveiling of new THRIVE initiative

Details regarding THRIVE: Transforming Health Care Results by Investing in Value and Excellence, a result of a collaboration between the American College of Surgeons and the Harvard Business School are provided.

The Italian surgeons who helped build international relationships

The importance of international collaboration, with an emphasis on Italian surgeons who have contributed to this movement, is highlighted.

Drug shortages: The invisible epidemic

Drug shortages: The invisible epidemic

Summarizes the overall drug shortage problem and describes the role of GPOs and manufactures in preventing medication shortages.

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ACS guidelines and statements help you deliver quality care

One of the primary goals of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) is to provide surgeons with knowledge and skills to deliver the highest quality of patient care. The guidelines and statements developed by the ACS are intended to inform and guide Fellows in the care of their patients and to educate their patients and […]

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

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

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.

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Resources for optimal patient care: EBDS and patient education programs

This month’s column highlights Evidence-Based Decisions in Surgery (EBDS) and the College’s patient education programs—two College-based resources aimed at helping members deliver optimal patient care.


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