Latest American College of Surgeons Stories

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.

2011-03-10 18:22:59

Patients who have had a gastric bypass operation take longer to process alcohol, potentially leading some of them to overindulge when drinking.

2011-03-10 16:08:21

Referring patients to hospitals that have the largest volume of surgical procedures does not necessarily lead to improved outcomes for the overall population.

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.

2011-01-26 14:06:16

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.

2011-01-06 17:16:47

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.

2010-12-15 15:24:03

Delaying elective surgical procedures after a patient has been admitted to the hospital significantly increases the risk of infectious complications and raises hospital costs.

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.

2010-11-30 21:20:34

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.

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