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ACS News

Coming next month in JACS and online now: Creating individual surgeon performance assessments in a statewide hospital surgical quality improvement collaborative

A study in an upcoming issue of JACS suggests that low surgeon-specific case volumes and minimal variance between surgeons may limit the utility of ACS NSQIP outcomes measures for individual profiling.

Teaching in the OR: New lessons for training surgical residents

Emerging training techniques and how they are being applied are described in this article, as are insights on how trainees are currently being assessed to determine competency.

The aging surgeon: When is it time to leave active practice?

A surgeon’s potential markers of performance in the aging surgeon is the focus of this article. It includes a review of skills assessment issues and offers practical solutions for senior practitioners looking to transition away from practice.


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