AAOS Now, October 2012
Parties Choose Candidates; AAOS Is There
Neither the Republican nor the Democratic National Convention held any surprises this year, as the parties selected Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, respectively, as their presidential nominee. The two have been campaigning against each other since late May, when Mr. Romney won the Republican primary in Texas, giving him enough delegates to clinch the nomination. As a result, party leaders could focus on convincing voters why their party’s vision and policies would be best for the nation.
Will You Be In My Medical Neighborhood Home?
In July 2012, the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Health Care Systems Committee (HCSC) sponsored a one-day symposium on the “Musculoskeletal Care Coordination: The Role of the Orthopaedist in the Medical Neighborhood.” Hosted by HCSC Chair Craig A. Butler, MD, MBA, and moderated by HCSC Member William Kumler III, MD, MBA, and Jeffrey M.
Banning the Flames
People know that things can go wrong in the operating room. But most would probably not name fire as a potential hazard, especially fire burning on or near a patient. Yet such fires occur approximately 550 to 650 times a year, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the ECRI Institute (formerly the Emergency Care Research Institute).