Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons - October 2021
The October Bulletin focuses on the American College of Surgeons Quality Verification Program, the ongoing pandemic, and more. Highlights are as follows:
- Lessons learned about the ACS Quality Verification Program and pilot hospitals’ pandemic response
- Tributes to two former ACS leaders: Gone but not forgotten
- YFA Communications Committee Essay Contest winner: Starting 2021 off right: Positive lessons learned from a pandemic and how medicine has pushed forward
- Profiles in ACS leadership: A few questions for Nancy L. Gantt, MD, FACS
- Statement on Restrictive Covenants
- Revised Statement on Trauma Center Designation Based upon System Need and the Economic Drivers Impacting Trauma Systems
- ACS Cancer Research Program: Improving patient-centered breast cancer treatment decisions
- What surgeons should know about…Reporting excision of soft tissue tumor codes
- Surgeons and residents honored for volunteerism
- 2021 ACS Quality and Safety Conference VIRTUAL emphasizes patient-centered care
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- Medical students
- Practicing surgeons
- Retired surgeons
- Members of the surgical care team
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Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
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