• Building a virtuous cycle of surgical cleft-craniofacial care by combining surgeon centered outcome and patient reported outcome measures

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    In the mid-1950s and 1960s, Drs. Millard and Tessier revolutionized the treatment of cleft and craniofacial deformities. Since then, incredible advances have been established in the field of cleft-craniofacial surgery, but the surgeon-centered outcome measures have remained unchanged. The surgeon-based perceptions and judgments exposed in scientific meetings and articles have persistently been based on declarations of successful treatments such as “my surgery changed patients' appearance”. The motto “show me your best result” was typically adopted by surgeons to judge their peers.
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  • A Standardized Patient Education Class as a Vehicle to Improving Shared Decision Making and Increasing Access to Breast Reconstruction

    One year ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    Shared decision-making is a key component of patient-centered care and has been shown to improve patient satisfaction and quality of life. Here, we study the impact of a standardized patient education class for prospective breast reconstruction patients on clinic efficiency, access to care, and perception on shared decision-making.
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  • Tailoring care for older patients after emergency surgery can greatly improves outcomes

    One year ago - By News Medical

    Tailoring care for older patients who have had emergency surgery can reduce complications and deaths, decrease the length of hospital stays and cut down on the need for alternate care at discharge, according to a new study led a University of Alberta researcher.
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