August 8, 2017

ACS releases new surgical quality, safety manual

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) on August 7 announced the release of a new manual, “Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety,” to help guide surgeons in leading quality improvement and patient safety efforts in their organizations.

The collaborative publication from 135 contributing authors and two surgeon editors−Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MHS, FACS, and David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS−draws on principles for achieving surgical excellence and introduces key concepts in quality, safety, reliability, and patient-centered care.

The manual is ACS’ first foray into writing down and sharing wisdom, lessons, and experiences that have helped the authors and their institutions provide safer surgical care and achieve better outcomes, Dr Ko notes.

The cost of the manual is $44.95 (including shipping).

CHICAGO (August 7, 2017): The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has announced the release of a new manual, Optimal Resources for Surgical Quality and Safety, to guide surgeons in leading surgical quality improvement and patient safety efforts in their institutions, departments, and practices. (Editors David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS, and Clifford Y.

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