AANS Neurosurgeon is the official socioeconomic publication of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and features information and analysis for contemporary neurosurgical practice. It focuses on topics related to legislation, workforce issues and practice management as they affect the specialty of neurosurgery. The March 2017 edition of AANS Neurosurgeon explores the theme, “Concurrent Surgery,” discussing the impact this type of practice within the field has on neurosurgeons, neurosurgical training and patients.
Is the practice of concurrent surgery ethical? How does this impact the education process for neurosurgeons-in-training? What impact does concurrent surgery have on patients, and how is the “critical portion” of the surgery defined? Without concurrent surgery practices, will future neurosurgeons be inadequately trained? These questions, along with many others, are answered throughout a number of articles in this publication.
Some highlights of the issue:
- Point: In Defense of Overlapping Surgery at Academic Medical Centers
- Counterpoint: Concurrent? Overlapping? Simultaneous Surgery? A Question of Informed Consent
- AANS Neurosurgeon: Best of 2016
- Concurrent Surgeries: Providing the Best Care for Patients
- Graduated Responsibility: The Role of Feedback and the Influence of Concurrent Surgery on Neurosurgical Resident Training
- Ethical Principles of Concomitant Surgery
- Overlapping Surgery and the Golden Rule
Elsewhere in the issue, readers can check out additional theme-related articles, as well as book reviews and updates from the Washington, D.C., office via its “Washington Watch” column.