ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice 2005 edition by Wiley W. Souba; Mitchell P. Fink; Gregory J. Jurkovich;

By Wiley W. Souba; Mitchell P. Fink; Gregory J. Jurkovich; Larry R. Kaiser; William H. Pearce; John H. Pemberton; Nathaniel J. Soper

Annual entire source for surgeons presents the knowledge wanted for continuous ability refinement and to accomplish key methods extra successfully. up-to-date variation contains an improved reduce gastrointestinal (GI) part. textual content with CD-ROM additionally to be had. DNLM: surgeries, Operative--methods.

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Measurable improvements in the given process should translate into clinically meaningful improvements in patient outcomes. Although quality-improvement activities are rarely actually harmful, they do have potential downsides, mainly related to their opportunity cost. , time and focus) from more productive activities. For the purposes of selective referral, a good performance measure is one that steers patients toward better hospitals or physicians © 2006 WebMD, Inc. All rights reserved. ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice ELEMENTS OF CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE 2 PERFORMANCE MEASURES IN SURGICAL PRACTICE — 5 (or away from worse ones).

Iezzoni LI: The risks of risk adjustment. JAMA 278:1600, 1997 15. Khuri SF, Daley J, Henderson WG: The comparative assessment and improvement of quality of surgical care in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Arch Surg 137:20, 2002 22. Birkmeyer J: Unpublished data, 2005 16. Fink A, Campbell DJ, Mentzer RJ, et al: The National Surgical Quality Improvement Program in non–Veterans Administration hospitals: initial demonstration of feasibility. Ann Surg 24. Krumholz HM, Rathore SS, Chen J, et al: Evaluation of a consumer-oriented internet health care report card: the risk of quality ratings based on mortality data.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) focuses on the link between knowledge and quality of patient care. Although there is a clear relationship between CME and performance on board recertification examinations,42 the actual relationship between CME and better patient care is far more complex. There is evidence suggesting that performance on cognitive examinations is related to performance in practice43,44 and that board certification is linked with improved outcomes,45 but the data are not conclusive.

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