ACS forms Operation Patient Access: Quality Surgical Care for...

Posted by newsinfusion on Mar. 27, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2009) – Surgical groups, led by the American College of Surgeons (ACS), along with other key health care stakeholders, today announced the formation of Operation Patient Access: Quality Surgical Care for All, an effort to bring into focus the urgent issues facing access to quality surgical care in the United States. With nearly 400 surgeons from around the country meeting with their elected representatives today, they will call attention to urgently needed policy changes to address gaps in the availability of quality surgical patient care. “As policymakers examine how to reform this country’s health care system in the midst of the current economic crisis, there is a growing concern that the focus on cost controls will dominate discussions and decisions to the extent that access to quality surgical care will be further compromised,” said L.D. Britt, MD, FACS, Chair, ACS Board of Regents for the American Colleg...

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