Tag Archive for ‘rural surgery’
Identifies the development and goals of a new program for verifying surgical quality in rural hospitals.
Michigan hospital participates in first pilot site visit for new ACS rural surgery verification program
The rural verification standards evaluated during the MMMC-Alpena pilot site visit are summarized as are lessons learned for future pilot site visits.
The challenges rural trauma centers face, including practice variability, tertiary care referral, and staffing shortages, are summarized as is the evolution of the RTTDC, including evidence-based research that underscores the effectiveness of the program.
Outlines the Mayo Clinic’s development of a rural general surgery training track and identifies lessons learned in the first three years of the program.
This month’s column describes the career pathway that led a general surgeon from the New York State Tri-City Area to rural Oregon.
Two locum tenens systems, one in Canada and one in the U.S., provide locoregional solutions for rural surgical call coverage.
The role of critical access hospitals in providing access to health care in rural areas is assessed, along with the financial benefits of facilities.
Partners in Health and Zanmi Lasante’s efforts to enhance surgical services in central Haiti are outlined.
An overview of the conflicting data on the shortage of rural surgeons and potential solutions to the dilemma are the focus of this month’s column.
Challenges resulting from small hospital closures are summarized, as are solutions to sustain these facilities.
Two legislative issues of importance to rural surgeons—the Ensuring Access to General Surgery Act and the Critical Access Hospital 96-hour rule—are summarized.
A surgeon-led program in Montana helps rural surgeons with limited resources provide patients with local access to surgical care.
A rural surgeon highlights the benefits associated with practicing in a non-urban setting, such as surgeon autonomy and the opportunity to deliver care to people who reside in your community.
The challenges of practicing in a rural setting, including professional isolation, are explored in this month’s column.
The debate over the relationship between volume and outcomes for rural surgeons is the focus of this month’s column.
The current activities of the ACS Advisory Council for Rural Surgery are described.
J. David Richardson, MD, FACS, who will be installed as the President of the ACS at the 2015 Clinical Congress, discusses the College’s efforts to improve access to care in rural communities.
This column outlines the rationale for starting the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Rural Surgery Support Program, explains how it works, and describes the initial effects of the initiative.
Models for establishing a new general surgery residency program with a rural focus or expanding a current program are outlined in this month’s column.
The College hosted the ACS Surgical Health Care Quality Forum Iowa, June 27, in Des Moines—the 19th stop in a series of national discussions on how quality improvement efforts enhance surgical patient safety and reduce costs.