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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...

2010-12-08 00:00:44

As a Fellow of the ACS, Dr. McCracken meets stringent requirements for professional proficiency and ethics. Lafayette, CO (PRWEB) December 7, 2010 Dr. Michael McCracken, a leading Denver-area ophthalmologist and oculoplastic surgeon, was named a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) during convocation ceremonies at the College's 96th annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC, last month. Dr. McCracken is the Director of the McCracken Eye & Face Institute, located in Parker,...

2010-11-30 21:20:34

Dual physician marriages are increasing, while surgeon-surgeon marriages face greater challenges, according to a new Journal of the American College of Surgeons study Surgeons married to physicians face more challenges in balancing their personal and professional lives than do surgeons whose partners work in a non-physician field or stay at home, according to new research findings focused on surgeon marriages published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons....


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