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AANS Neurosurgeon Spotlight: December 2016 – Neurosurgical Subspecialization

aans-neuroThe AANS Neurosurgeon is the official socioeconomic publication of the (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. In the December 2016 edition, the AANS Neurosurgeon explores the theme, “,” which discusses the impact of subspecialization on neurosurgeons, neurosurgical training and patients.

Should all neurosurgeons be trained in general neurosurgical care, or should they have a base knowledge and then expand into specializing within fields such as pediatric, skull base and neuro-oncology? Who is the right surgeon for your patient? Should fellowships be enfolded, or when should they occur? Will we have the answers by 2033 regarding subspecialization? These questions, along with many others, are answered throughout a number of articles in this publication.

Some highlights of the issue:

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 “” column and a brief overview of Medicare’s new Quality Payment Program.

In addition to its regularly updated Twitter page, the AANS Neurosurgeon also boasts a new Facebook page. Follow both social media accounts to read articles and stay current on the latest neurosurgical news.

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