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2013-09-17 23:17:35

American College of Surgeons calls surgical patient care outcomes at St. Charles Surgical Hospital "Meritorious". New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP®) has recognized St. Charles Surgical Hospital as one of 37 ACS NSQIP participating hospitals that have achieved meritorious outcomes for surgical patient care. As a participant in ACS NSQIP, St. Charles Surgical Hospital is...

2013-08-06 12:57:53

A group of pediatric surgeons at hospitals around the country have designed a system to collect and analyze data on surgical outcomes in children – the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) is the first national database able to reliably compare outcomes among different hospitals where children’s surgery is performed. The effort could dramatically improve surgical outcomes in children, say the initiative’s leaders, who...

2013-05-15 23:01:04

The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) announced today the election of Gerald M. Fried M.D. as its new president. Dr. Fried is currently the Edward W. Archibald Professor and Chairman of the Department of Surgery at McGill University and Surgeon-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, Canada, where he specializes in Gastrointestinal Surgery and carries out research in surgical education and metrics of technical skills assessment, outcomes...

Operating Room Noise Could Hamper Surgical Team Communications
2013-05-11 08:50:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Having noisy surgical equipment, background music or even chatty co-workers in the operating room could impair a surgical team´s ability to communicate, which in turn could have a disruptive effect on a doctor´s ability to receive and/or process instructions, according to a new study. Research led by University of Kentucky Medical Center assistant professor Matthew Bush and published in the May edition of the...


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