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Issues challenging the surgeon of the future

Challenges affecting surgeons today and in the near future are examined in this presidential address before the American College of Surgeons.  Here are the challenges:

  1. The pace of innovation and change will become even more frenetic
  2. The boundaries between surgical and medical specialties will continue to blur
  3. Issues of providing high quality care while controlling cost will continue

Source: Pellegrini, C.A. The surgeon of the future: anchoring innovation and science with moral values. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons;98(12):9-14, Dec. 2013.  Click here for full text:  http://bulletin.facs.org/2013/12/presidential-address-the-surgeon-of-the-future-anchoring-innovation-and-science-with-moral-values/  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org


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