Tag Archive for ‘surgical workforce’

Data Reveal the Details about the Surgeon Workforce Shortage

This article highlights the role of data in determining healthcare workforce distribution and potential gaps in the future, and summarizes how surgical workforce reforms must account for disparities in order to succeed.

Locum tenens surgery: An opportunity to improve access to quality surgical care

Locum tenens surgery: An opportunity to improve access to quality surgical care

Outlines the history of locum tenens physicians and identifies the benefits and challenges associated with temporary staff surgeons.

Federal Legislative Priorities

ACS manages 2017 legislative gains despite Hill focus on ACA repeal, tax reform

A summary of the College’s key legislative activities in 2017 is provided, including efforts centered on workforce shortages, the opioid epidemic, and implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) Reauthorization Act.

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Guam surgeons face unique challenges

This month’s column reveals similarities between rural surgery practice in mainland U.S. and Guam and demonstrates how the newly formed ACS Guam Chapter helps resolve issues related to professional isolation.

Looking forward – May 2014

In this month’s column, Dr. Hoyt highlights trends in operating room procedures, and describes the possible implications of these developments.

2013 Summit allows surgeons to put advocacy into action

Presented in conjunction with the ACS Leadership Conference, the Advocacy Summit is an opportunity to rally surgery’s collective grassroots advocacy voice. More than 200 surgeons spent one day learning about key issues at this year’s meeting before heading Capitol Hill to meet with their legislators and congressional staff.

The 113th Congress: A look at the year ahead

This article is a prognostication of where the College’s legislative agenda is headed during the 113th U.S. Congress. Issues of greatest concerns include physician payment reform, medical liability, surgical workforce shortages and education, and funding for trauma system programs.

The 112th Congress: The year in review

Over the last year, the American College of Surgeons (ACS) has remained focused on advancing its health policy agenda in Congress. This article summarizes the ACS’ steadfast efforts to lobby on the primary issues of concern to Fellows, including Medicare payment reform, medical liability, surgical workforce issues, and funding for trauma and emergency medical services systems.

Why the 2012 elections matter to you—the surgeon

Voting on key health policy-related issues, particularly from the surgeon’s perspective, this election year will help ensure that patients have access to the best-quality surgical care. This article examines issues such as quality improvement and medical liability reform and why surgeons should take the time to educate both colleagues and patients on these topics.


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