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2011-03-30 07:59:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers claim that the availability of surgeons is a critical factor in public health and suggests that surgery should become an important part of the primary healthcare system. A recent study led by David C. Chang, PhD, MPH, MBA, director of Outcomes Research in the Department of Surgery at UCSD School of Medicine, points out that surgery in the United States continues to be seen as tertiary care and is mainly centered at large urban hospitals, creating an...

2011-03-24 15:03:00

LOS ANGELES, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of individuals all over the country suffer from obesity, preventing them from living an active lifestyle, as well as causing a number of health conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. All together these co-morbidities can reduce a person's life expectancy by as much as twenty years. At the Brand Surgical Institute in Glendale, a team of experienced surgeons provides patients with life changing weight loss...

2011-03-22 11:35:00

CHICAGO, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday's National Quality Strategy announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is an important step in improving care, saving lives and reducing health care costs in our country. Efforts outlined in the report to set national standards through accrediting organizations, measure quality using outcomes-based measures, and encourage life-long learning through the "application of quality improvement principles and patient safety...

2011-03-10 18:22:59

Research from the Journal of the American College of Surgeons Confirms Patients' Bodies Respond Differently to Alcohol Following Recovery from Operation Patients who have had a gastric bypass operation take longer to process alcohol, potentially leading some of them to overindulge when drinking, according to the results of a new study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. Previous studies have shown that gastric bypass patients often find it difficult...

2011-03-10 16:08:21

Fails to Improve Outcomes Statewide Journal of the American College of Surgeons study findings show that sending a higher proportion of patients needing pancreatic or esophageal resections to higher volume hospitals in one state did not improve outcomes in the state overall Referring patients to hospitals that have the largest volume of surgical procedures does not necessarily lead to improved outcomes for the overall population, according to the results of a new study in the February issue...

2011-03-03 00:00:27

Dr. Robert Rothfield, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, recently discussed simple, key factors all patients should address when considering cosmetic enhancement. To ensure their safety is the top priority, regardless of whether a patient is undergoing breast augmentation, tummy tuck, or liposuction, Dr. Rothfield says patients should at least verify a surgeon's certification and hospital privileges. (Vocus/PRWEB) March 02, 2011 At his Ft. Lauderdale plastic surgery...

2011-01-26 14:06:16

Journal of the American College of Surgeons study finds ACS NSQIP Pediatric will help hospitals identify reasons for complications and implement quality improvement efforts A first of its kind surgical quality improvement program for children has the potential to identify outcomes of children's surgical care that can be targeted for quality improvement efforts to prevent complications and save lives. The results of a study of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality...

2011-01-13 17:19:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Surgeons believes that given the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) focus on improving the value of health care, the proposed value-based purchasing rule it issued on January 7 is an important step toward improving the quality of care and patient outcomes while reducing complications and the cost of care. The College calls "most encouraging" the fact that in the proposed rule CMS states it will quickly move to...

2011-01-06 17:16:47

Journal of the American College of Surgeons report shows Web-based curriculum improved knowledge of health care business concepts and principles According to a report published in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, surgery residents improved their knowledge of health care business concepts and principles with the use of a Web-based curriculum. The expectation is for residents to "demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and...

2010-12-15 15:24:03

Study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons Makes the Case for Performing More Procedures on Day of Admission Delaying elective surgical procedures after a patient has been admitted to the hospital significantly increases the risk of infectious complications and raises hospital costs, according to the results of a new study in the December issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The occurrence of infection following surgical procedures continues to be a major...


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