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The Southeastern Surgical Congress owns and publishes The American Surgeon monthly. It is the official journal of the Congress and the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, which all members receive each month. The journal brings up to date clinical advances in surgical knowledge in a popular reference format. In addition to publishing papers presented at the annual meetings of the associated organizations, the journal publishes selected unsolicited manuscripts. If you have a manuscript you'd like to see published in The American Surgeon select "Information for Authors" from the Related Information options below. A Copyright Release Form must accompany all manuscripts submitted.

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Volume 72, Number 11, November 2006

A Three-Decade Perspective on Anesthesia Safety
pp. 985-989(5)
Author: Lanier, William L.

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Surgical Quality Programs in the Veterans Health Administration
pp. 999-1004(6)
Author: Depalma, Ralph G

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American College of Surgeons Remains Committed to Patient Safety
pp. 1005-1009(5)
Authors: Russell, Thomas R.; Jones, R. Scott

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The Evolution of Guidelines Toward Standards of Practice
pp. 1017-1020(4)
Author: Polk, Hiram C

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PANEL 1
pp. 1021-1030(10)
Authors: Polk, Hiram C.; Bratzler, Dale; Depalma, Ralph G; Flum, David R; Grissom, Thomas L; Jones, R. Scott; Khuri, Shukri F; Lanier, William L; Loeb, Thomas M; Pugliese, Gina; Scutchfield, F. Douglas

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The Hazards of Using Administrative Data to Measure Surgical Quality
pp. 1031-1037(7)
Authors: Fry, Donald E; Pine, Michael B; Jordan, Harmon S; Hoaglin, David C; Jones, Barbara; Meimban, Roger

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The Volume-Outcome Debate Revisited
pp. 1038-1042(5)
Author: Finlayson, Samuel R.G

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Quality and Safety Performance in Teaching Hospitals
pp. 1051-1054(4)
Author: Knapp, Richard M

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PANEL 2
pp. 1061-1069(9)
Authors: Flum, David R.; Bratzler, Dale; Finlayson, Samuel R.G.; Fry, Donald E; Hutter, Matthew M; Khuri, Shukri F; Knapp, Richard M; Rogers, Selwyn O; Russell, Thomas R; Seidenfeld, John J

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An Eight-Year Analysis of Surgical Morbidity and Mortality: Data and Solutions
pp. 1070-1081(12)
Authors: Goldfarb, Michael A; Baker, Thomas

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The Challenge of Changing Roles and Improving Surgical Care Now: Crew Resource Management Approach
pp. 1082-1087(6)
Authors: James, Mcgreevy; Otten, Tyler; Poggi, Michael; Robinson, Christopher; Castaneda, David; Wade, Patrick

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Maintenance of Certification: American Board of Surgery Goals
pp. 1092-1096(5)
Author: Lewis, Frank R

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Making the Operating Room of the Future Safer
pp. 1102-1108(7)
Authors: Greenberg, Caprice C; Roth, Emilie M; Sheridan, Thomas B; Gandhi, Tejal K; Gustafson, Michael L; Zinner, Michael J; Dierks, Meghan M

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The Practicing Surgeon as a Member of the Quality–Safety Team
pp. 1112-1114(3)
Authors: Vallance, Steven R.; Schell, Robert H.; Robbins, Robert E.

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PANEL 3: The Unintended Consequences of Transparency
pp. 1126-1132(7)
Authors: Willihnganz, Shirley C.; Flum, David R.; Clarke, John R.; Galandiuk, Susan; Knapp, Richard M.; Lewis, John N.; Manassah, Edward E.; Russell, Thomas R.; Taylor, James; Ungar, Laura

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PANEL 4—Closing Panel: The Future of Surgical Quality— from Micro to Macro - Would You Rather be Maitre'd (and Set the Table) or be King for a Day?
pp. 1133-1148(16)
Authors: Flum, David; Bratzler, Dale; Finlayson, Samuel R.G.; Fry, Donald E.; Jones, R. Scott; Lewis, Frank R.; Pine, Michael; Russell, Thomas R.; Seidenfeld, John J.; Vallance, Steven R.

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