This month’s issue features coverage of the report, “A National Trauma Care System: Integrating Civilian and Military Trauma Systems to Achieve Zero Preventable Deaths After Injury,” released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report, supported in part by the American College of Surgeons, gives a detailed list of policy recommendations that would create a unified trauma response system incorporating lessons learned from combat mission with the aim of eliminating unnecessary deaths in civilian trauma situations (p. 1).
Looking for some summer reading? Dr. Carol Scott-Conner, moderator of the ACS Communities Surgeon Writers discussion group, reviews three books by surgeons that should be of special interest to the readers of ACS Surgery News. All three works concern personal experience and reflections on the profession (p. 4).
Don’t miss the story (p. 7) on peer review hearings and how best to approach this situation. These hearings should be informative and educational, but can also play out in unexpected ways. Be prepared!